Declared a Festival of International Tourist Interest in 2007, A Rapa de Sabucedo is organised in the same way as the last five centuries.
The “Curro” is the most spectacular and dangerous moment: the noble fight between man and horse, without using ropes or sticks. In Sabucedo, you can only beat the beasts in a one-to-one combat.
Daytime is devoted to the beasts and travelling along the Vesacarballa waterwheel route. Night-time is reserved for enjoying the festival.
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A characteristic festival beside the River Ulla, in the Agronovo Recreational Area (Vedra). A chub fishing competition is held at the same time.
Registration for the 15th Chub Fishing Competition on the Ulla is free and can be done on the same day from 9.30 am onwards.
There will be several musical performances throughout the day and at 2 pm, the opening speech will be read. Another feature is stalls that serve octopus to those in attendance. The awards ceremony is at 7 pm. There will also be a demonstration about how to prepare flies by the artisan fly-maker Rafael de la Iglesias.
The Agronovo Recreational Area features sunshades and traditional boats for rent on Saturday and Sunday afternoon in July and August. It is also equipped with barbecues, tables, toilets… It is located on an official trekking route (San Xoán da Cova) and is an area of great environmental and scenic value.
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The Chaián Chub Festival reaches its 40th year in 2014 and includes the now-traditional cyprinid fishing competition, as well as a popular gastronomy festival and subsequent dance.
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The festival features a competition of cyprinids, the family to which the chub belongs. Competitors are divided into different categories: children, youth, women, senior citizens or teams. Anglers gather at 8 am in Bar Nieto to start finishing at 9 am until 1.30 pm. After the catches are weighed, the awards ceremony is held around 2.45 pm.
The competition is followed by the traditional festival, accompanied by the music of Trazo’s Os Xeitosos bagpipe group followed by an orchestra. After lunch, the open-air dance continues from 6 to 10 pm, once again with an orchestra. There is also octopus on offer and inflatables for children.