Have You Ever Been Chased by a “Cabezón”?

July 8, 2014

Have you been chased by a “Cabezón”? We have. Although not many know the origin about this tradition, during the festivities of Saint Peter, a few “cabezones” (translation: big heads), march through the streets and chase people at the local plaza. The more you try to hide or run away, the more they will chase you. Our students had a blast; some more than others were the target of these “cabezones”, and the only way to escape from them was abandoning the plaza or being completely still for a long time. Some of our students tried moving from side to side, provoking the Cabezones and others were hiding behind other students to avoid them. Needless to say, everyone had a fun and rare cultural experience.

-Alejandro