Spain has a rich tradition of colorful, and sometimes bizarre, festivals, Ap reports.
The best-known ones are in the summer, including running with bulls through the narrow streets of Pamplona or hundreds of people throwing ripe tomatoes at each other near Valencia. But some of the more obscure fiestas are no less intriguing.
At the Carantoñas festival in Acehuche, men are helped to pull on hairy, bulky costumes and scary masks before they walk down the streets of whitewashed houses looking like wild beasts (“carantoñas”).
Women parade in colorful embroidered shawls and skirts as music plays. A priest also attends.
CREDIT: (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)