A Moss Man in Spain
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Weird & Wonderful Pictures Of The Week - 7th June 2013
12. A Moss Man in Spain
Hombres de Musgo or 'Moss Men' take part in the Corpus Christi procession in Bejar, Spain. The tradition, which dates back to 1397, originates from a legend involving Christians reconquering the town by entering under cover of darkness covered in moss to camouflage themselves from the Muslim guards. This tradition merged with the Corpus Christi procession in the 14th Century.