There were two giants (Gegantes Catalan or Gigantes in Spanish) a man and a woman in medieval dress.
|Mulassa with band.|
|The strangely priapic Castell.|
|Mulassa sort of operates like a panto horse with a person in the front as the head end and another person at the back providing the back legs so to speak. I have seen Youtube clips of it dancing around in a circle to music but when we saw it, it had to move out the way of a truck so it could pass which was quite funny in itself. The main obstacle to what was going on is that there is precious little in a language I can understand, its Catalan folklore and as they seem to be fiercely protective of their language and customs, nothing is bilingual not even in regular Spanish, which I can at least have a fighting chance at. Its maybe part of the Santa Tecla Festival (St Thecla?), or it may not, I would welcome some comments as to what its all about. What I do know is that this was on behalf of a sick kid in hospital and they sold shirts for 5 Euro. They had an inflatable human tower and a band playing music which was quite nice. We sat for a good half hour watching them set up and play a few songs and stuff before moving on. It was an unexpected find on a good day out.|