On the Thursday previous to the Wednesday of ash that inaugurates the Christian Lent. This day all the villagers of Pulianas go out to the fields to spend the day there. Lardero comes from the Latin lardum or lardium, word that the Romans used to call the bacon or the fat of the pork. Meat after all. And this is what it characterized the Jueves Lardero: a farewell party of the meat to face the 40 days which the catholic religion forbids to eat meat.