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Cucañas (Spain)

Cucañas (Spain)

Name of sport (game)

Cucañas

Name in native language

Cucañas

Place of practice (continent, state, nation)

Burgos (Spain)

History

Description

The river cucañas are a typical playful activity of the summer season, cause summer is the time ideal for the development of this game.
In the river cucañas the object of the game consisted of hovering over a polished log, placed parallel to the surface of the water, trying reach the end of it, in the one that is placed different awards.
To hinder the trunk test was smeared with soap or grease, which caused numerous falls of the participants to the water between revelry of the spectators of the cucañas.
There is another version of the game cucaña, played whit the caber in upright position.

Current status

Importance

Contacts

Sources of information

Source of photos used in this article and gallery:
Cucañas in the Duero River, Aranda de Duero (Spain) september 2021, Author: Alberto Calvo


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