ZANPANTZAR & MOMOTXORRO
In the Basque rural atmosphere, arrived the month of February, popular festivities of a pagan character take place in many cases during the three days preceding the Ash Wednesday and in different ways in different localities.
They are a reaction to Christian sacrifice of Lent.
The carnival where Inauteria in Basque, was the last opportunity of the winter for young people to make a fundraising whose profits were used to organize a big banquet.
It is also important to mention that the violation of the rules which accompanied this carnival is also not the same today and that it exists more "valves".
There are legends relating many years ago to a few people in the village who disguised themselves as animals to raze houses, steal and rape the women there. Which would justify the bloodstains on some characters.
During the Francoism many of the celebrations that formed these carnivals were banned.
Carnival has also changed over the years, but its goal remains: to uninhibit oneself during these days.