Tamborrada

Día de San Sebastián Donostia 2017

Día de San Sebastián Tamborrada / Damborrada January 20th In this festival famously celebrated in the north of Spain, local history, food and culture is celebrated in a unique way. Local societies of 50-200 members have several hours of time allotted in a 24hr period to play drums and traditional songs in the streets. The songs are a bit of a mockery and also a way locals interacted with the French and British soldiers occupying the city hundreds of years ago. It's equal parts defiance against soldiers and celebrating the local culture. I have participated two years in a row with the cities first Feminist Tamborrada group. Here's some photos of our time in the streets.

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