La Castañada

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
By Anne Eastwood

ALM Castañada OnLAccording to the Almuñécar Town Hall, hundreds of people gather in the town square to celebrate La Castañada Sierra at the beginning of the month.

This year, Alpujarra de la Sierra and Almuñécar joined forces to celebrate this popular Autumn event involving lots of roast chestnuts; hence, castañada or literally ‘chestnutting.’

The Mayor of the Alpujarra village,  José Antonio Gómez Gómez, together with various Almuñécar councillors, officiated the event, which saw a performances of the folk music group Fandago Cortijero from Almuñécar, as well as lashings of roasted chestnuts. Also playing was the strings formation, San Miguel, from Alpujarra de la Sierra.

The Ayuntamiento de Alpujarra de la Sierra includes the administration of : Mecina Bombarón, Yegen, El Golco, and Montenegro.

(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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