DOWN AND DIRTY IN BAZA

At the annual Cascamorras festival in southern Spain, revellers may arrive freshly washed and with their clothes in pristine condition but by the end, it’s quite a different story.


The festival was inspired by a dispute between the towns of Baza and Guadix over the possession of a statue of the Virgin of Piedad. The Cascamorras, a representative from Guadix, was sent to Baza to recover the statue.

As the Cascamorras had to stay perfectly clean to gain possession of the statue, Baza residents try to make them as dirty as possible.

Fuente: https://widerimage.reuters.com/story/down-and-dirty-in-baza