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Baile del Cirio (Candle Dance), TaradellPopular festivals

This unique dance dates back at least to 1776. It is a ceremonious, ritual dance that symbolizes the public transfer of powers to the administrators of a certain altar. Six couples take part (the outgoing and incoming administrators), when a candle and a glass vessel with perfumed water is given. In Taradell, the dance forms part of the Sant Sebastià winter festival, with three couples chosen every year by the public, which is considered a great honor.

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