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Laya Race

Fiestas, traditions and events of interest


Laya Race - Carrera de layas. Artajona
icono pie de fotoCarrera de layas. Artajona
Laya Race - Cerco de Artajona
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Carrera de layas 2016


Carrera de layas. Artajona
On the 29th, Artajona celebrates the fiestas of its patron saint, St Saturnino, with a chestnut feast open to the public and a cross country race.
Specifically, the feast in honour of St Saturnino is held on the nearest weekend to the 29th November, and the most eagerly awaited event is unquestionably the stilts 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.



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

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