The fog gave Zaragoza a break, causing, since early morning, The people of Zaragoza turn to their patron saint: San Valero. Thousands of people enjoyed the different activities organized by the City Council, where once again, the Tragachicos and the giants and big heads were the main protagonists.
“We have been waiting for more than 25 minutes, but the kids love it. They are excited to get on board,” said Pilar Aragón, who arrived with her husband and children Lucas, six years old, and Jaime, three years old. Before it was opened to the public, there were many children waiting for their turn.. “You enter through the mouth and you exit through the donkey,” explained a father to his daughter who came first to ride.
Of course, before 11.30, the departure of giants and big heads, with Morico being the main star for the farewell of Domingo Carrillo, who stopped entering the skin of this character this Monday after 39 years, causing The entrance to The Town Hall became a nerve center. “We’re waiting to get out. The kids love it, they’re all there”, explained Pili López, who was accompanied by his sons Álvaro and Pablo. “After this, we go to a museum, the Caixaforum or the origami museum, which is what attracts them the most. “We have to make the most of this day”he detailed.
Hundreds of parents and children gathered there eager to welcome the big heads. “Goya is coming,” they started shouting when this giant came out of the hangar door.. This was the first and caused all the children to lose patience towards the door. And, between dances and dances, the entire troupe was received with applause and cheers from children and adults.
Many came to the event with their own big head or giant doll and some were also encouraged to wear their own big head doll, as in the case of Leo, three years old, from Morico. “They like it very much, this year we will even buy them espadrilles so they can be like them,” explained his mother, Marta.
It really is Morico the one that closes the exit of the troupe and, upon returning an hour later to Plaza del Pilar, continues to be the main protagonist. Too many even An agent must accompany him to ensure that, through the crowd, he advances to the center of the square, where he starred in a dance with giants. And then another one with big heads. A farewell in style that ended with shouts of “morico, morico” and thousands of flashes.
A few meters away, the visits to the Town Hall continue, which started this year on Sunday, guided by Mayor Natalia Chueca. To celebrate this day, all the municipal museums are also open, and with free admission, and the neighborhood association of Tío Jorge organizes a tourist route through Arrabal.