IN PICS: Galicia’s flour bombing fest

IN PICS: Galicia's flour bombing fest
People taking part in the annual 'flour fest' in the Galician town of Xinzo de Limia on Sunday January 25th. Photo: Miguel Riopa/AFP
Crowds gathered in the Galician town of Xinzo de Limia over the weekend to celebrate 'Floury Sunday', an annual festival that marks the beginning of a month of festivals in the northern Spanish province.

Hundreds of people took part in Floury Sunday, or Domingo Fareleiro in Galician, on Sunday, in which participants pummel each other with flour in a purification ritual. 

This weekend marked the beginning of 'Entroido', a month of carnival festivities leading up to the beginning of Lent. 

On Saturday, Xinzo de Limia celebrated Fireworks day followed by Sunday's flour fest, reported local newspaper, La Voz de Galicia. 

Over the next couple of weeks, the district of A Limia will play host to a number of festivities including 'Women's night', when groups of women enjoy dinner together and men have to dress up as women to leave the house. 

In pics: Galicia's flour bombing fest 

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