An Event in Spain Dedicated To Celebrating Chickpea Stew

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A celebration of stew? Well, why not? On February 23, 2014, the town of Lalín, Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain, turns its thoughts to stews typical of the region — such as chickpea (pictured, at left).

It’s a celebration with roots back to 1969.

The Feria del Cocido starts with a pregón (opening speech) and continues with parades featuring brass bands and floats, band performances, street entertainment and a “popular meal” where people eat typical stew.

According to Spanish tourism officials, it’s “one of the quintessential gastronomic fairs in inland Galicia”.

(Photo courtesy of Spain Is Culture)