Dancing of Benasque

The mayordomos (butlers) with flowers held in their hair with head scarves and accompanied by castanets, dance this traditional dance whose origins date back to 1820 with the music being inspiration for the Riego anthem during the 2nd Republic.

The dance has three parts: the arrival of the Benasque people to the Town Hall Plaza dancing with partners before the Saint, the young men walk around Benasque in a procession and then to the Town Hall Plaza, dance before the patron saint celebrating the victory symbolised by the marradetas.

The next day, the women are the stars of the dancing with Ball de les Dones who dance with the men as couples.

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