Festival Pecados y Danzantes
 
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Castille La Mancha
Festivals
Festival Pecados y Danzantes
Clasified Regional Tourist Interest
Date Resurrection Sunday, Corpus Christi and following Friday
Places CAMUÑAS (TOLEDO)
Description The dance called tejer el cordón (weaving the cord) has great solemnity and is performed by the brotherhood of Dancers in the town of Camuñas, in the province of Toledo. This dance is executed inside the church on the Sunday of Resurrection as opposed to the day of the Corpus Christi, in which it is performed in an open space.

They dress with their characteristic clothes, except for the "madama", who does not carry the pompous skirts with which we will see her in the festivity of the Corpus.

From this day, both the brotherhood of Danzantes (dancers) as that of Pecados (sins) will meet a day every week to prepare the celebration of the Corpus, culminating moment, along with the Octava, of their performances.

History These celebrations’ origins get lost in the mists of time. In their clothes the marks of the history are appreciated. Nobody knows the original meaning of these rites.

Probably it was between the XVI th and XV II th centuries when these dances adopted the argument of Auto Sacramental (religious theatre performance) following the uses of the age and they began to offer to the Lord of heaven a magnificent tribute of rhythm, dance and colour, endowing this small part of the world with its own singular demonstration of religious fervour.


For centuries the ritual has been endowing itself with diverse interpretations until arriving to our days, in which under the title of "The triumph of the Grace on the Sin", an Auto Sacramental in mimic develops, that represents the confrontation between good and evil.

Other interesting facts
Una celebración de Corpus Christi peculiar: Pecados y Danzantes de Camuñas.
One of the most unheard-of festive traditions of them celebrated in the province of Toledo.
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