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Galicia’s Maios Festival

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spain_ourense_maiosFesta dos Maios in Orense, Galicia, Spain, is a flower festival dating back to Celtic times.

Set for May 4, 2014, this year, it celebrates the arrival of good weather in the region of Galicia, when the first spring flowers appear.

The “maios” are figures made out of flowers.

In Ourense, the “maios” form part of a parade of floats filled with flowers and fruit, accompanied by singing children.

(Photo courtesy of Turgalicia)

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