What is the Jarramplas Festival?
Every year on the 19th and 20th of January, a devil-like character runs around the village of Piornal, western Spain. The "devil," glad in a colorful costume, conical mask, two horns and a big nose, is pelted by villagers with turnips.
The person who plays the devil is someone from the village, which is a highly coveted position, with a 20-year waitlist.
The origins of the festival are unknown, but there are three theories. The most commonly believed is a legend that tells the story of a devil-like character, who stole and killed cattle of the inhabitants and got punished for that.
Need to Know
Piornal is located northeast of Plasencia, which would be a great place to base your stay to visit the festival.
Did you Know
It's estimated that 22 tons of turnips are thrown each year.
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