Grape Floats of Solopaca
Festivals are coming back in full force this year with no Covid restrictions in place and man, is it a sight to see! The vibes, decorations, street food… a great way to soak up the lifestyle and culture of a city! One particular festival event that I’ve had on my list: the Grape Festival of Solopaca. Held on the second Sunday in September, this festival consists of a procession of 8 allegorical floats with decorations created by the “float masters,” covered entirely in a layer of different colored grapes stuck together individually by young volunteers. Each float is proceeded by minstrels carrying flags displaying the various colors of the feudal lords who held sway successively over the town throughout its long history. The floats began to lose their religious aspect years ago and have now evolved into works of popular art.
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Our roots will forever be from here, America, born and raised. Yet, life requires us to move more frequently than we care to count. Whether living stateside or abroad, you can always find us traveling somewhere. We scout out places that you only think you can dream of one day seeing and we seek out those that aren’t found in guidebooks. We then bring them to life here in our travel memos, so hopefully, one day you too can visit them or at least be able to live vicariously through us. This blog isn’t just about crossing off places from a bucket list. It’s about absorbing and learning how other cultures grow and fit into the same world that we do. Life is short and the world is big. Enjoy and get out there!
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