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Is this Spain´s weirdest festival yet?
Hundreds hurl TURNIPS at man
dressed in horned demon mask
running through the streets

Mail Online [UK], by Sara Malm

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Posted By:trapper, 1/21/2013 3:08:01 PM

The Spaniards already boast some of the weirdest festivals in the world, such as the bull running of Pamplona and the world’s biggest tomato fight, but this one definitely tops the list. The annual Jarramplas Festival in Piornal involves hundreds of villagers attacking a man dressed in a devils mask with 15,000 turnips. The best part? No-one really knows why. A young man from the village is selected to be the 'Jarramplas' - the scape goat - and dresses up in a costume made from colourful strips of fabric, donning a devil-like mask with great horns and nose.
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I suspect that hundreds of years ago alcohol was involved in the original Jarramplas festival. Just a guess.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lakerman1, 1/21/2013 3:25:31 PM     (No. 9130580)

Looks like something for season two of Amish Mafia.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: RightShoe, 1/21/2013 3:36:28 PM     (No. 9130625)

Well, I suppose we have paintball.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: 4Justice, 1/21/2013 3:54:57 PM     (No. 9130674)

Okay...we get bored easily...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 1/21/2013 4:18:08 PM     (No. 9130719)

After you´ve run all the Jews out, this is all you have left!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: provide, 1/21/2013 8:43:45 PM     (No. 9131161)

In Mecca, pilgrims throw stones at a pillar. Many miss.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/21/2013 9:16:25 PM     (No. 9131229)

"Hundreds hurl TURNIPS at man dressed in horned demon mask running through the streets"

One can only hope to do the same here.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/21/2013 9:20:42 PM     (No. 9131241)

Hat tip to #6.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 1/22/2013 11:20:07 AM     (No. 9132236)

I thought the same thing, #6. Looked eerily like a dream a had last week about impeachment.

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