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This festival is in honour of Saint Anthony in Alcanar, which happens in many towns and villages in the area. It is when the animals are blessed. In Alcanar, additionally, couples dance the “shawl dance” and each year more participants get involved in this lovely tradition. It’s wonderful to see that the audience also grows each year. Buns are given to everyone, as well.
Are you curious to find out more about the background of this festival? Then click on Festival of Saint Anthony Abbot-Three Turns or Tres Tombs
If you are not familiar with Alcanar or Les Cases d’Alcanar, which is a lovely fishing village for relaxing holidays, which has very good food, then consider checking out our Alcanar Travel Guide
Also, worth a mention, is that both the town of Alcanar and the fishing village of Les Cases d’Alcanar have a good choice of quality restaurants, and we like a number of these. However I would like to mention one in particular, as we did have an exceptional experience there, and I have reviewed it, follow the link to find out more about this great restaurant in Alcanar – Please note that this restaurant has now moved to Peñiscola – which is worth the trip, as it’s a lovely spot also.
Les Cases d’Alcanar
Phone: 977 737 639
(Town Hall) Ajuntament d’Alcanar
Phone: 977 732 013
(The above photo was taken in the city of Tarragona.)