It is time for the Corpus Christi celebrations in Spain and the central town of Camuñas smells of rosemary.
Each year, members of the local Catholic brotherhood dedicated to the town’s unique celebration of the Eucharist called “Pecados y danzantes” (“Sins and Dancers”) take over the streets in colorful, homemade costumes and masks that heighten the anarchic carnival atmosphere.
The origins of the festivities in Camuñas are murky but they began sometime in the Middle Ages. The ritual is enjoying a renaissance after being banned from 1947 to 1962 under the dictatorship of Gen. Francisco Franco, which . . .