Irulegi Irratia


  • Record: II-132b
  • Piece: A01
  • Time: 00:00:00 - 00:14:43
  • Themes: carnival: , religion:Lenten
  • Summary: Introduction: The carnivals before the war. It was a time of great fun for young people. (02:30”) They would dress up and go with an accordion riding on a donkey and they would go from house to house begging for things so as to have a dinner together. They girls would try to guess who was who and have a laugh at them.They would go inside the houses with the donkey. (06:25”) It was only the young men who would do things; the girls did not participate.The girls were in the kitchens making pastries. The recipe.(09:30”) At that time many kids would make their communion and then go off to work as serving boys or girls. Those who stayed at home would enjoy themselves in a different manner than the young of today: masses, evening prayers, sewing in the sacristy…The young boys would play pelota and they would have to be at home by seven o’clock.The carnival would finish on the Tuesday. Ash Wednesday was the start of prayers for the whole of Lent.