Hosted by the Cultural and Sporting Association ‘La Panoya’, Rioseco.
Pitu de Caleya y Trucha
(farmyard chicken and trout)
3rd weekend of October
3rd weekend of February
Popular parties are an important sign of the town cultural heritage and into this mountain area; parties are linked to the cattle fairs which have become in playful and cultural events.
Also several parish festivals join a large number of traditions related to popular religiosity and it is important to highlight some profanity celebrations like the Antroxu (Carnaval) which lately have recovered its importance, all of this are related to the gradual recovery of the diverse touristic offer of the area.
Most parties and events take place during the summer, when parish festivals are celebrated. Most of them follow the same plan of the tradition with some new acts and activities, with the aim of catching the attention of a largest number of guests.
It remains the religious character of the party, with the celebration of the mass and the procession in honour to the saint and the event known as Puya del Ramu.
Music can’t be missed in these parties, with the bagpipe, the drums and traditional dance groups which go through towns making the pasacalles and encouraging people to participate. In the night are great entertainments the traditional verbenas and during the dawn people can enjoy a delicious chocolate with churros.
Also, people participate in games championships such as tute and parchís, traditional games like madreña-dance competitions, la soga (the rope), bowling competitions, ribbon horse races, football games where compete singles against husbands, and so on…
Parish festivals end up with the traditional country jiras (picnics), joining all the families of the area for having meal or picnics in the country with accordion, bagpipe and drums music.
This is usually the climax of the festival days which nowadays are celebrated during the weekend, usually from Friday to Monday, even if is not the same day of the saint, with the aim of attracting more participants. Field works also determine the celebration of these parish festivals.