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Fiesta de San Anton – Notes from Spain Podcast 54

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Fiesta de San AntonEvery year on January 17th, people bring their pets to be blessed on the Calle de Hortaleza in Madrid. Despite my slight reticence about Madrid’s fiesta scene in the second half of the podcast (click play podcast above), this was a fascinating event. Castizo is the word Marina used – very traditional in a Madrid kind of a way – below is some video from this morning to prove it:

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There are plenty more photos from the Fiesta on the NFS Flickr Page.


A Spanish friend of Marina’s said “This really does make Spain look a bit behind the times, imagine what the same video would look like in Black and White!” Well, it had to be done…