Urdiain – Momoxarroak II

Recorded during the evening of Tuesday Carnival in the village of Urdiain. The momoxarros, main characters of the celebration, run up and down the street, scaring unexpectedly and occasionally beating whoever they find on the streets. Until recently, this scary ritual was celebrated in a very intense way: Just for one day, the momoxarros had enough freedom to get even inside the houses to scare anybody. This tradition is closely related to Carnival of Unanu.


Author: Iñigo Telletxea
Date: 17/02/2015