ENTROIDO DOS XENERAIS DO ULLA

Tourist Interest
4316
On the Way of St. James
Dates of celebration: 20/01 - 18/02

Location

Pontevedra

A Estrada | Silleda | Vila de Cruces

A Coruña

Boqueixón | Santiago de Compostela | Teo | Touro | Vedra

Coordinates:
42º 52' 59.9" N - 8º 31' 59.9" W

Description

This celebration is originally from the Ulla region, as documented in the  1870s.

The most important characters attending this event are the Xenerais and the post-riders on horseback, who are dressed in traditional military costumes, with ornaments on their horses. Along with standard-bearers, choirs and troupes, they go around the parish churches of the area and perform different plays, known as "atranques" or "altos". These atranques consist of a dialectic battle in pairs in which they mock current social issues. The different parishes even have their own singularities and maintain their defining traits. The spectacular nature of this traditional Galician Entroido attracts numerous visitors to the region every year.

Highlight:
The atranques or altos.

The Ways of St. James

Portiguese Route
Portiguese Route by coast
The English Camino
The Fistera-Muxía Camino
The French Camino
The Northern Camino
The Primitive Camino
The Route of the Sea of Arousa and River Ulla
The Winter Camino
Vía de la Plata

Further features

Carnival
Festivities Tourist Interest Galician Festivals of Tourist Interest
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