Our first week of Carnaval in Ribadeo. So happy to see our students all dressed up and having such a fabulous time despite the freezing weather. The only person who wasn't happy was the pig who was up for raffle. This is all about pork say the farmers. The Catholic Church is against such pagan carry-ons but the event heralds the coming of lent. They have pancakes here as well, but all week not just Tuesday.
The ladies had been making pancakes all morning and they were very happy to have a customer at last. The cold weather seemed to have kept people at home but my neighbour says that the pancakes used to be free and this year folk don't want to paya euro, even if it is for charity. They were yummy!