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Saint Sebastian Day was approaching and I did not have time enough to drive up to the city of San Sebastián -The Basque Country-. So, this year, instead of enjoying my beloved ‘Tamborrada‘, I decided to travel closer, to Piornal, in the Valle del Jerte (Extremadura), where the ‘JARRAMPLAS’ festival is celebrated on the same dates.


‘Tamborrada’ of San Sebastián, Guipúzcoa-

The ‘Tamborrada’ of San Sebastian is a festival held every year on January 20, the St. Sebastian´s Patron Saint´s Day. During the 24 hours the festival lasts, participants dressed as either cooks or military drummers from the Napoleonic period, march as ‘tamborradas’  playing drums and barrels throughout the streets of the city.

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