Marrano of San Anton
On June 13, the feast of San Antonio de Padua, is celebrated in La Alberca a special event; a pig, also known as garrapato or marrano, is released through the streets after being blessed, and that a bell has been attached to its neck; is the Marrano of San Anton, that will remain free around town until January 17, San Anton, day that will be raffled.
This pig roams freely around the village, and the neighbors feed it, and often give it shelter at night. Formerly this pig was fattened by the neighbors, and then was delivered to the most disadvantaged or poor family; now the pig is auctioned prior purchase of a ballot. The earnings are intended to charity or an NGO.
When he arrives in August and solemn day, we have to throw the rooftops. These bells are synchronized even today for their various accents, fires, ... we continue to transmit its unique language with the emotion of the moment.
This day of the greater significance of the spring in terms of popular and religious manifestations. Housewives have to get out of their closets and coffers the best cloths, the most luxurious embroidered quilts made by them.
The feast is celebrated on Easter Monday. At dusk the greater or braver woman who is in the Era, in front of the chapel, lower the Banner, along Barrionuevo to the Square laughing, singing and revelry.
At the party youth hear the Mass and dance in front of the Virgin who may leave the Visigoth King Don Rodrigo among these rocks to prevent him to fall into the hands of its Arab enemies.
The town Hall offers a few sips of wine to all the people who come to the square, in memory of that feat that involved the albercanas women, snatching the Pendón that was carried by the army of the Prior of Ocrato who had come to Castile.
If men with strong capes called the attention, women of a certain age or older with their handkerchiefs tied around their neck, covering the mouth or with mantillas or serranas shawls always after the virgin giving the processional set a special air.