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Tradition, history and good people in Cabra, Andalusia

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A couple of weeks ago I embarked on a journey that was totally mysterious to me.

The Asociation "Passion Paths”Invited me to meet the 10 Andalusian municipalities that form it. I must admit that the name seemed most suggestive. Halfway between South American soap opera and those thrilling adventures that a young man - and still without divorce ... Not even getting married - Brad Pitt lived in Passion legendsIt seemed impossible to discern where the thing would go. To make the surprise even greater, I decided to go on the trip without first informing myself of anything. It is a practice that I have been doing regularly, preferring that everything I see and live surprises me to a greater extent. Life is a real pain when you see it coming.

The tactic worked with “Caminos de Pasión” and I spent five unforgettable days in Andalusia.

Although I felt comfortable in each of the 10 villages we visited, I recognize that The small town of Cabra has a place of honor in my heart. Do you want to know why? Well keep reading.

Goat Traditions

As I could see in first person, the main tradition of Egrabenses - Please, do not use any easy name derived from the name of the municipality - it is hospitality. Making visitors feel at home is something they are born with. And with that superpower he must have been born Fran, our magnificent host. Either that or, like Obélix, he fell into the pot of good vibes and kindness when he was a baby.

Other more mundane traditions are the Removals - typical dance of the orchards in the area - and that of the Backpackers. The name of this last one, obviously, I love it. The backpackers walk the streets of Cabra every Christmas, singing a kind of Christmas carols, some of them so old that they derive from the Sephardic era.

Historical goat

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