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The night of the dragons

Last night Tarragona became an incubator of dragons which marched through the streets of the old city enveloped by terrifying light.

It was a peculiar birthday celebration, that of the 30 new years of the Drac of Sant Rock, one of the firebeasts that are part of the main procession of Santa Tecla.  First conceived in 1426, the drac was hidden out of sight during the fascist repression and it was only in 1985 that this symbolic figure was resurrected by a group of neighbors and was given a new dimension by the sculptor Gabriel Garcia.

To honour its anniversary  30 dragons and beasts from all over Catalonia descended on to the streets  of the old city unleashing their fire and ore on to the thousand of spectators  which  had come to witness the event.

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