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….

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