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The Volatín

Fiestas, traditions and events of interest / Easter ceremony, Religious festivity

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Festival of National Tourist Interest, the origins of El Volatín go way back to the 14th century. At 10 a.m. on Easter Saturday in the Plaza de los Fueros in Tudela, you can attend this unusual ceremony which symbolises the painful death of the traitor Judas Iscariot, who delivered his Master into the hands of his enemies for a few coins.

A wooden doll or puppet with articulated limbs, dressed in burlesque style with an exploding cigar in its mouth, waits resignedly for it to be lit. With frenetic movements it starts jerking around incessantly until its costume and shoes fall off in shreds among the crowd.

The spectators, especially the children, fight over the shreds along with a shower of sweets and balls launched by the Order of the Volatín.

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  • Locality TUDELA
  • Zone The Ribera
  • Interesting links
  • Type Easter ceremony, Religious festivity
  • Declaration of Interest Festival of National Tourist Interest
  • Area for holding events En la Plaza de los Fueros a las 10:00
  • Date
    • 04/15/2017
      2018 pending confirmation.