San Lesmes

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Today in Burgos was the festival of San Lesmes – the patron saint of the city. Inquiring about it, it didn’t seem like it was celebrated by many locals, but definitely thought it worth checking out!

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There was a parade (which we overslept for), food stalls with giant queues, but best of all was seeing a group perform the local traditional dance.

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The traditional costume and music were beautiful, and felt like we were almost stepping back into medieval times! Well, with iPhones and digital cameras etc…

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It shows you don’t have to  be religious to enjoy a religious day of worship – today was clearly about fun and being proud of the city!

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He shouted “Viva San Lesmes, Viva Burgos!”, to which we all shouted “Viva!” back.

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I have seen flamenco and other traditional Spanish dance performed in bars and culture centres, but seeing it performed out on the street was an incredible experience – even if my feet were numb! I love this country and its huge variety of tradition and culture!

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