The resurgence of a Spanish tradition

The World

As the global banking crisis worsens, some farmers in Europe are forgetting about politicians�and turning to others for help. Sometimes those ‘others’ are other-worldly. In the tiny Spanish farming community of Anguiano villagers are asking their patron saint for protection. Their method�donning stilts and hurling themselves down steep stone streets. It’s a dangerous and very old tradition. And it’s more popular than ever. The World’s Gerry Hadden reports.

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