Celebrations of San Antonio Abad (El Marranillo de San Antón)

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The locals of Torvizcón are all responsible for feeding and caring for the pig used in the celebration of San Anton. The animal is allowed to roam free for several months with a red ribbon tied around his neck, and all the inhabitants are obliged to feed him. On the feast day of San Anton the winner of the pig is drawn by lot in the town square.

The celebrations also feature the burning of the ‘chiscos’ in honour of the saint. Locals make bonfires where they roast bacon and pork, which they eat with the delicious locally produced wine.


Region: Alpujarra and Valle de Lecrín
Municipality: Torvizcón
Postcode: 18430


Tel: 958764001
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