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Festival-goers get drenched in oil and paint during Cascamorras

Spain, Granada
September 07, 2019 at 04:00 GMT +00:00 · Published

Residents of two Andalusian villages and thousands of visitors gave life to the Cascamorras festival this Friday, a traditional celebration in which participants covered in paint participate in a lively "war" to win the main prize: An image of the Virgin of Mercy.

Footage filmed in Granada shows thousands of people dressed in black or covered in ecological paint participating in the massive event.

This year the City Council prepared 2,500 liters of ecological paint.

The origin of the festival goes back to the 15th century when a worker demolished a ruined wall of an old mosque and discovered the image of the virgin.

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Residents of two Andalusian villages and thousands of visitors gave life to the Cascamorras festival this Friday, a traditional celebration in which participants covered in paint participate in a lively "war" to win the main prize: An image of the Virgin of Mercy.

Footage filmed in Granada shows thousands of people dressed in black or covered in ecological paint participating in the massive event.

This year the City Council prepared 2,500 liters of ecological paint.

The origin of the festival goes back to the 15th century when a worker demolished a ruined wall of an old mosque and discovered the image of the virgin.

M/S Man carrying a child on his shoulders

W/S Sign of the festival

M/S Boys celebrating and shouting

W/S People running

M/S Man is loaded on the shoulders

SOT, visitor of Cascamorras festival “For mi this party is enjoyable because I like paint myself and you can run and, then the thing with the flag is so funny”.

M/S Man with a flag

M/S Crowd in Cascamorras festival

M/S Crowd in Cascamorras festival

SOT visitor of Cascamorras festival “Everything in this party is run with the people and the colour, its incredible to feel the feeling of this party”.

M/S Man up the shoulders of another man

C/U People hugging each other

M/S People hugging each other

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