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Festival of San Martín

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Spain - Aller

Date:

From: 2015.11.11 To: 2015.11.11

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Aller (in Moreda, Asturias) is home to one of the most popular traditional autumn festivals in the region, with religious observance mixed with feasting, parades and music. The sung mass of San Martín opens the festivities, accompanied by the sound of typical Asturian bagpipes. People are then invited to bid in an auction for the just-blessed emmer bread (so-called because of the flour used to make it). An afternoon of parades, dances and bagpipes works up a communal appetite so large, it has to be sated by the great communal feast of San Martín, which consists of fabada (typical Asturian white bean stew) casadiellas and panchón (typical sweets from Aller).

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