In pics: Spain’s wacky hat festival

Tenerife played host to one of Spain's more unusual festivals on Monday, when residents donned their wackiest hats for the annual Festival of the Pamela.

In pics: Spain's wacky hat festival
The villagers of Tejina showed off their home-made hats. Photo: Desiree Martin/AFP

Every August the residents of Tejina on the Canary Island of Tenerife let their creative juices flow during their village's annual festival, which runs from August 23rd – September 6th. 

Spain's wacky hat festival in pics

One of the festival highlights, on August 31st, was the Fair of the Pamela, during which villagers showed off their home-made headgear, featuring everything from giant sunflowers to VW camper vans. The designs were loud, proud and gravity-defying. 

Photo: Desiree Martin/AFP

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