Sheep parade

Sheep parade

November 13, 2015

In late October, the Spanish shepherds, along with 2,000 sheep, walked through the central streets of Madrid. Tourists and locals witnessed endless bleating on the Spanish streets.01s

This is an old feast of the flock of the Fiesta de la Trashumancia, about 700 years old. True, in recent years it has turned into a protest against the urbanization of Spain and in defense of the rights of livestock breeders to use traditional ways to move animals, including those passing through the territory of modern cities, in defense of ancient cattle grazing.02s

The sheep parade strolled past the main landmarks of Madrid, including the Puerta del Sol square and past the headquarters of the Bank of Spain. Many of the main roads of the city were blocked, and the traffic was paralyzed.

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The shepherds made a stop at the old town hall, Casa de la Villa, so that the leader of the procession could pay the authorities of Madrid for running 25 maravedi sheep, ancient coins, which had circulated in Spain until the 15th century.04s

Most of the pleasure from the sheep parade got tourists and children.Animals were decorated with bells and accompanied by herding dogs.05s

Together with the shepherds and sheep, dancers and musicians dressed in traditional Spanish costumes, typical of the inhabitants of the countryside during the Early Middle Ages, marched through the streets.

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