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Laya Race

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Every 29 November Artajona honours its patron, San Saturnino, with a roast chestnut tasting, a cross-country race and aizkolaris and harrijasotzailes (log cutters and stone lifters). But the most anticipated event of the festival is undoubtedly the Laya race. This is a curious contest in which young people from the town and neighbouring towns, dressed in traditional garments, compete to be the first to arrive at the medieval walled enclosure. It is not easy and plenty of falls assured as they have to climb a hill along a steep cobbled road mounting layas (a traditional spade used to turn over the earth in the fields until last century).A show that's certainly worth watching.

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Este concurso agrodeportivo también se celebra en Puente la Reina el último domingo de septiembre.

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