QUEIMADA POPULAR DE CERVO

Tourist Interest
423
Dates of celebration: 17/08 - 17/08

Location

Cervo - Lugo

Coordinates:
43º 40' 12.0" N - 7º 24' 30.9" W

Description

The sense of magic of these lands is lost sometime prior to the Enlightenment, before the apotheosis and sorrow experienced by Raimundo Ibáñez, Marquis of Sargadelos and founder of smelting and ceramics industries, the Royal Factories that made the name of Galicia synonymous with quality and prestige. Following its hard learnt lesson, since the seventies the new Sargadelos has worked hard to combine tradition with creativity, art and industry. These practical spirits from past and present seem to have found a point of convergence on the banks of the River Xunco, where every year, on the Saturday following 16 August a queimada is prepared for locals and visitors alike, complete with the dramatic esconxuro or spell, a vade retro designed to drive from the flames the evil spirits that attack life, solidarity and the spoken word. After sharing and drinking this fiery beverage, a potion or elixir worthy of witches and goblins, you experience a renewed sense of youth, solidarity and of belonging to a hard-working and creative community with a strong sense of solidarity.

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