Maios (May Day) – Ourense, Spain

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May 3

The feast of the nature par excellence, announcing the splendour of the flowers and the farewell of the cold winter. Of uncertain origin, this rite is celebrated since very remote times in several places of Galicia, although in Ourense it has remarkable and singular characteristics, besides being a local holiday. On that day, handmade sculptures of moss and flowers occupy the Alameda central promenade displaying traditional (pyramidal) or figurative shapes, always accompanied by songs: satirical verses on current issues that are traditionally sold in exchange for a tip.

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2 rua Isabel la Catolica
Ourense, Ourense 32005 Spain
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