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Carnival cloths; party, dance and food

  • Many costumes from Euskal Herria dance and sing in caserío and casa, hoping that in return they will receive something. The party is usually made on the portals. Many times the costumes enter the lobby and they do it around the table. There is no lack of food and drink in carnivals; in some cases they collect money or welcome them with breakfasts, lunches and snacks. In the bags, basket, sticks or wars are also collected products such as eggs, fruits, chickens, chorizos, chorizos...

22 February 2023 - 06:39
Txantxoak, Abaltzisketa, 2005-02-06. Argazkia: Oier Araolaza - Dantzan CC-BY-SA

Parties are based on relationships, both inside and outside the community; visits are also common in the festive environment. In the villages, for example, the habit of receiving heat from the visitor is still very present. One of the features of the winter holidays is the visit and the request. Applications start with All Saints Day (also on Halloween), continue with San Martin and San Nikolas and Christmas and Olentzero groups reach the end of the year. The most well-known is probably the Santa Águeda Eve season. However, with Carnival we do not associate the custom of the season, the collection of chunks or the season, but it is very common, rooted and extended, and that is what will be referred to in this introduction.

Lapurdi: kaskarotak

Next to the carnival season, the villages of Lapurdi go to the festival of the cascabels. During several weekends of January, February and March they travel through the streets and houses to ask and dance.

 

 

Bandages

 

 

Carnavales, Cascabels, Beskoitze, 2019-02-16.Argazkiak: Jokin Artola - Dantzan

 

 

 

 

 

Bandages

 

 

Carnavales, Cascabels, Beskoitze, 2019-02-16.Argazkiak: Jokin Artola - Dantzan

 

 

 

 

 

Kaskarotak, Luhuoso, towards the year 2000.

 

 

Kaskarotak, Luhuoso, towards the year 2000. Photo: Thierry Truffaut.

 

 

 

 

Zuberoa: masked barricades

The masks are held in Zuberoa on weekends from January to April. In the morning visits called barricades are held. Between five and six village neighbors dance, sing and disguise and receive with food and drink. Today the Arizalaris are welcomed, but at another time it is said that barricades were being placed to prevent them from entering the village, hence the name of barricada.

 

 

Masked barrels

 

 

Masks barricade, Idauze-Mendi, 18-01-2015. Photo: Iñaki Zugasti - Dantzan CC-BY-SA

 

 

 

 

 

Masked barrels

 

 

Masks barricade, Idauze-Mendi, 18-01-2015. Photo: Iñaki Zugasti - Dantzan CC-BY-SA

 

 

 

 

 

Masked barrels

 

 

Masked barricade, Idauze-Mendi, 07-01-2018. Photo: Aritz Ibañez - Dantzan CC-BY-SA

 

 

 

 

Arantza: white costumes

In the carnivals of Arantza, the earliest in most cases, the white costumes go out in exchange for the farmhouse and the food offer the baserritars dance, including the zortziko of Arantza.

 

 

White costumes

 

 

White costumes of Arantza dancing at the door of the house, Arantza, 17-02-2011. Photo: Eire Vila - Dantzan

 

 

 

 

Andoain: axerias

Andoain's cottages are dedicated to skiing and dancing throughout the morning, dancing different axeri-dantza games.

 

 

Portion collection

 

 

Partial collection of Axerias, Andoain, 26-01-2013.

 

 

 

 

Lizartza: collection of pieces

Carnivals are held a week before Carnival Saturday in Lizartza. All weekend they dance at the station. Saturday all day in the cottages and Sunday morning in the street.

 

 

Lizartza 6 carnival

 

 

Lizartza Carnival, 15-02-2004. Photo: Oier Araolaza CC-BY-SA

 

 

 

 

 

Lizartza carnivals 2004-0518

 

 

Lizartza Carnival, 15-02-2004. Photo: Oier Araolaza CC-BY-SA

 

 

 

 

Igantzi: costumes

Major carnivals, but Igantzi's costumes are concentrated on Saturday and Sunday a week earlier. On Saturday the Txokos of the town and the neighborhoods of Berrizaun, Frain and Sarrola will dance. On Sunday morning the costumes will be directed to the houses and villages of the town.

 

 

Igantzi costumes

 

 

When the costumes turn, Igantzi. Photo: Erran

 

 

 

 

Arano: bugs

The bugs leave in Arano the Saturday before the older carnivals. Early in the morning they depart from the town square and go from farmhouse to farmhouse dancing fandango and arin-arin.

 

 

Arano Bichos

 

 

Zomorroak dantzan in the villages of Arano in 2011. Photo: Jon Iraola, Dantzan CC BY-SA

 

 

 

 

 

Arano Bichos

 

 

Zomorroak dantzan in the villages of Arano in 2011. Photo: Jon Iraola, Dantzan CC BY-SA

 

 

 

 

Oiartzun: inxixus and witches

Oiartzun is held a week before Carnival Saturday. Reclaiming the old custom, today Saturday morning, the group of junctures takes care of their houses and dances fandango and raft in front of each hamlet.

 

 

Oiartzun Ihotes

 

 

Ihotes, haches and witches when ordering, Oiartzun, 18-02-2017. Photo: Amaiur Aristi - Dantzan CC-BY-SA

 

 

 

 

 

Oiartzun Ihotes

 

 

Ihotes, haches and witches when ordering, Oiartzun, 18-02-2017. Photo: Amaiur Aristi - Dantzan CC-BY-SA

 

 

 

 

 

Oiartzun Ihotes

 

 

Ihotes, haches and witches when ordering, Oiartzun, 18-02-2017. Photo: Amaiur Aristi - Dantzan CC-BY-SA

 

 

 

 

Eibar: coco coco coco

At the Eibar, the carnival is celebrated with coconut and coconut dances. Coconut scripts and coconut dancers dance from farmhouse to farmhouse, sing and begging from morning. To order coconut they use the song used in Eibar: "Kok moko, Saria bet moko, Gibel-gibel afari afari, Money in case I had pocket".

 

 

coco 2019-Areeta-abeletxe-fr

 

 

Photo: Caserío Areeta- Abeletxe. Fernando Retolaza- dancing CC BY-SA

 

 

 

 

 

Coco dances

 

 

Coke, Eibar, 02-02-2013. Photo: Felipe Loiola - Dantzan CC BY-SA

 

 

 

 

 

Coco dances

 

 

Coke, Eibar, 02-02-2013. Photo: Felipe Loiola - Dantzan CC BY-SA

 

 

 

 

Bakaiku: shrimp

Carnival Saturday leaves the Camarras in Bakaiku. After eating together in local society, they dress up and leave the house transporting the plow and throwing dust.

 

 

Camarras Bakaiku

 

 

Camarras in Bakaiku 2015. Photo: Eire Vila - dantzan.eus CC BY-SA

 

 

 

 

 

Camarras Bakaiku

 

 

Camarras in Bakaiku 2015. Photo: Eire Vila - dantzan.eus CC BY-SA

 

 

 

 

Behobia: eraikal dance group

On the eve of Zaldunita, around 9:00 in the morning, the members of the Eraikiz Dances Group leave their hometown. In all houses dantzaris dance fandango and arin-arin to receive the prize.

 

 

Deposition of behobia

 

 

Trampilla, dance group Eraikiz, Behobia, 05-03-2011. Images: Eire Vila - Dantzan CC-BY-SA

 

 

 

 

 

Deposition of behobia

 

 

Trampilla, dance group Eraikiz, Behobia, 05-03-2011. Images: Eire Vila - Dantzan CC-BY-SA

 

 

 

 

Hondarribia: meaka dance group

Members of the Meaka de Irun dance group meet on carnivals. On Saturday and Sunday morning in the Meaka district of Irun, young people and adults work as farmhouses, while on Saturday afternoon in Hondarribia, they run the station under Jaizkibel.

 

 

Hondarribia concentration

 

 

Collection of fragments, dance group Meaka, Hondarribia, 25-02-2017. Images: Eire Vila - Dantzan CC-BY-SA

 

 

 

 

 

Hondarribia concentration

 

 

Collection of fragments, dance group Meaka, Hondarribia, 25-02-2017. Images: Eire Vila - Dantzan CC-BY-SA

 

 

 

 

 

Hondarribia concentration

 

 

Collection of fragments, dance group Meaka, Hondarribia, 25-02-2017. Images: Eire Vila - Dantzan CC-BY-SA

 

 

 

 

Abaltzisketa: txantxoak

Carnival Sundays or Zaldunita are the places where the txantxos of Abaltzisketa, the costume, the cestero and the accordionist come out when collecting pieces in the hamlets and in the village. At the doors of each house pass the broom and offer the paloteado of the txantxos.

 

 

Bromas

 

 

Txantxoak, Abaltzisketa, 06-02-2005. Photo: Oier Araolaza - Dantzan CC-BY-SA

 

 

 

 

 

Bromas

 

 

Cestero and accordionist of anchovies, Abaltzisketa, 06-02-2005. Photo: Oier Araolaza - Dantzan CC-BY-SA

 

 

 

 

Amezketa: talai-dantzaris

Amezketa's watchtower dantzaris leave on Saturday and Carnival Sunday to ask. They work as farmhouses and at home in the portals with a dance of clubs called talai-dantza.

 

 

Talai-dantzaris

 

 

Talai-dantzaris, Amezketa, 10-02-2018. Photo: Eire Vila - Dantzan CC-BY-SA

 

 

 

 

 

Talai-dantzaris

 

 

Talai-dantzaris, Amezketa, 10-02-2018. Photo: Eire Vila - Dantzan CC-BY-SA

 

 

 

 

 

Talai-dantzaris

 

 

Talai-dantzaris, Amezketa, 10-02-2018. Photo: Eire Vila - Dantzan CC-BY-SA

 

 

 

 

Ihabar: foals

Around 11:00 in the morning of Carnival Saturday, the young people dressed in baserritars do some time for the town. In the afternoon the foals will start at home. If whoever meets them does not want to receive a punishment blow, they will have to run away.

 

 

Pads

 

 

Cuestación, Ihabar, 21-02-2015. Photo: Maialen Astigarraga - Dantzan CC-BY-SA

 

 

 

 

 

Pads

 

 

Collection of potro, Ihabar, 21-02-2015. Photo: Maialen Astigarraga - Dantzan CC-BY-SA

 

 

 

Lesaka: vomiting

On Carnival Sunday, the Goitarrak dancing from farmhouse to farmhouse and collecting pieces of eggs. They dance jotas in front of the cottages.

 

 

Altars

 

 

Goitar eggs, Lesaka, 14-02-2010. Photo: Oier Araolaza - Dantzan CC-BY-SA

 

 

 

 

 

Altars

 

 

Goitar eggs, Lesaka, 14-02-2010. Photo: Oier Araolaza - Dantzan CC-BY-SA

 

 

 

 

Bera: application for settlement

In the mornings, in Bera, a cincha egg is requested on Mondays. The crews dress their costumes and work as farmhouse in farmhouse. In front of all the hamlets "Zingar-reboztze, except for a swamp egg, etc." They sing and they get the prize that day.

 

 

Zingar egg request

 

 

Egg request Zingar, Bera, 07-03-2011. Photo: Jon Iraola, Dantzan CC BY-SA

 

 

 

 

 

Zingar egg request

 

 

Egg request Zingar, Bera, 07-03-2011. Photo: Jon Iraola, Dantzan CC BY-SA

 

 

 

 

Lesaka: fraindarras in the application for eggs

The Fraindarras de Lesaka leave on Mondays and Tuesdays of Carnival by collecting chunks in the Frain district of Lesaka. The Fraind group consists of musicians, collecting eggs and money, and stirring the broom.

 

 

Fraindarras

 

 

Pilgrimage of the Fraindarras, Lesaka, 16-02-2015. Photo: Eire Vila, Dantzan CC BY-SA

 

 

 

 

Goizueta: collection of pieces in casseroles

The costumes run through the hamlets throughout Monday's carnival day. On Tuesday morning, before the afternoon Zahagi-Dantzatras, they walk down the street asking.

 

 

Goizueta

 

 

Costume taco, Goizueta, 01-03-2022. Photo: Amaiur Aristi - Dantzan CC-BY-SA

 

 

 

 

 

Cutting

 

 

Costume taco, Goizueta, 01-03-2022. Photo: Amaiur Aristi - Dantzan CC-BY-SA

 

 

 

 

Erratzu: ladies

The Damas Parade is held in Erratzu on Tuesday. Ladies sing with street to street and portal bombs. On some portals they are welcomed with food and drink.

 

 

Ladies

 

 

Lady, Erratzu, 25-2-2020. Photo: Maite Eizagirre - Dantzan CC-BY-SA

 

 

 

 

 

Ladies

 

 

Lady, Erratzu, 25-2-2020. Photo: Maite Eizagirre - Dantzan CC-BY-SA

 

 

 


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