Cascamorras Festival

Associated Press
Cascamorras Festival

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During the Cascamorras Festival, and according to an ancient tradition, the people from Baza try to stain with this grease the Cascamorras, a man coming from the nearby village of Guadix to steal the statue of the Virgen de la Piedad, or Virgin of Mercy.

He can only recover the statue if he gets there clean, something that has never happened in the five centuries of the ritual. (Associated Press)

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