Cornella del Terri, Girona region
On Good Friday, the people of Cornella del Terri cut down a tall pine and carry it back to the village, where horns are attached to it.
On Easter Monday, at midday, it is put up in the square, a little like a maypole.
Couples dressed in Catalan costume dance around it until “El Cornut,” the Horned Man, enters, dressed in red and wearing horns.
After a bit of horny dancing, he waltzes off hand in hand with one of the ladies. Quite bizarre, I was unable to find out its origins but imagine it to be a welcome to spring or a comment on fertility rites….