Stilt dancers celebrate Mary Magdalene

Updated: 2007-07-23 09:20

Stilt dancers perform at the start of a procession to celebrate the Feast of Mary Magdalene in the northern Spanish village of Anguiano July 22, 2007. Eight local men on top of wooden stilts and dressed in brightly colored shirts and petticoats escort a figure of Mary Magdalene spinning down the cobbled streets of the village.The tradition has been handed down from father to son for generations and is believed to have begun when shepherds used stilts to traverse their flooded fields. [Reuters]


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