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Folklore

There are many dances which traditionally accompany these fiestas of which the foremost is the Pericote, a ritual courting dance. Some historians believe it to have its origins in Celtic times. What is certain is that it is one of the oldest fiesta dances in Spain.

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Folclore

Fiestas in Llanes - Fiesta Groups - Recommended as of

The fiestas in the town of Llanes. These are divided into groups, i.e. associations which organise the fiesta and are dedicated to the Saint or the Virgin Mary etc.

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Folclore

Flowers and "Bonfires"

These fiestas are highly popular due to their wealth of traditions and customs. In the past, these processions were pilgrimages made to visit a saint in order to fulfil a vow.

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Folclore

Ladies' Traditional Village Costume, " Traje de Aldeana"

The name, “traje de aldeana” most probably originates amidst the middle and upper classes of the town of Llanes. The most powerful people of the time dressed according to fashion (i.e.

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Folclore

Mens Traditional Costume "Traje de Porruanu"

A lot has been said about the name of the traditional costume of the Llanes men. The general belief is that it came about through an anecdote.

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Folclore

La Guía (The Guide)

The Foundation of the Sanctuary of the Guide dates from the sixteenth century, having been renovated and made bigger in the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries.

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Folclore

La Magdalena

Historians give1837 as the starting date of the group which organises the fiesta of the Magdalena.  This fiesta came about as a consequence of political disputes between Conservatives and Liberals in the elections of that year.

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Folclore

San Roque

Although San Roque was, without doubt, a real person, who came originally from Montpellier, the actual facts of his life story pose more than a few problems. His sudden rise to popularity has led to a real mixture of legend and tradition.

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Folclore

Sporting Traditions - Bowls

A number of clever people have been looking into the origins of bowls. All kinds of suggestions have been made, from man’s tendency to knock down almost anything to training for soldiers in shooting and aiming both in hunting and for defence.

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Folclore
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