15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel

Every January, on Saint Sebastian day, the streets od Piornal, Spain, fill with residents armed with turnips, seeking to punish the Jarramplas. The Jarramplas is a devil-like character portrayed by a man wearing a costume made from colourful strips of fabric, a frightening mask, and a body armour underneath. In a centuries-old tradition, he walks the streets and beats a drum while residents throw turnips at him as punishment for stealing cattle. The exact origin od the tradition is unknown.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Spain
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Javier Fergo