carnaval en Navarra, Zanpantzar

Carnaval in Navarra

Every year, Carnaval is celebrated in some villages of Navarra, as Ituren and Zubieta.

On Monday 27, Zanpantzar will dance along Ituren streets, and tomorrow Tuesday, they will do it in another village, Zubieta.

Zanpantzar is a word to call a group of Ioaldunak (people with cowbells in their back), and it’s formed by locals from both village, dancing at the same rhythm all together along the streets; dressed in sandals, lace petticoats, fur coats sheep by waist and shoulders, neck bandanas, conical hats with ribbons, and swab horsehair in their right hand.