Kill the Snake - Puerto de la Cruz Carnaval Tradition
An ancient tradition kept alive during carnavalMon Feb 27th 2017 at 18:30
Tenerife, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife https://www.myguidetenerife.com/events/kill-the-snake-puerto-de-la-cruz-carnaval-tradition VISIT WEBSITE
The Mataculebra or kill the snake tradition is an ancient African Cuban Ritual brought from across the atlantic to Puerto de la Cruz, where it is still traditionally celebrated every Carnaval.
The old ritual is a satirical dig at the unjust slavery system at the time and signifies a fight between good and evil.
The local Culture department rescued this old tradition which is now played out by groups of students in popular streets of the city.
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