THE TRADITIONAL end of the fiestas in the municipality of La Torre de les Maçanes came to an end on Tuesday with everyone getting a soaking!
The fiesta of La Mare de Déu dels Fadrins held in honour of the Virgen de la Asunción ended, as always, at 1pm when for over an hour the streets of the town are full with locals and visitors alike awaiting the ‘banyà’ (bath) dressed in anything other than swimwear. Many take the opportunity to wear the most outrageous fancy dress.
A grand total of 60,000 litres of water – twice as much as last year – is thrown other the gathered throng as well as those passing by who are oblivious to what’s going on!
The tradition comes from La Torre having so much water in their springs from the snows and heavy rains that fall during the winter months.