Albadas

Formerly, during the feast of San Antonio, the young men of the town would go through the streets and houses singing the albadas, to the sound of the dulzaina, a custom that has been lost over the years. The albadas were typical stanzas sung in the town of Bordón and were sung in every house. Some were invented and some were not, but almost all were aimed at specific people. They told, to the rhythm of the jota, some event that had happened during the year.
The dulzaineros began the round in the Church singing to San Antonio and the Virgin Mary and continued through the houses of the town. The waiters end the act by saying “tomorrow we will go for the aguinaldo at eight in the morning”.

Today you can still see several of these texts above the door of some houses, inscribed on ceramic plaques.

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