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On January 17, the day dedicated to the blessing of the animals, a parade is held of the “two cavalries”, that is richly decorated horses belonging to two fraternities each with its own banner. For almost one hundred years the “Old” and “New” cavalry have been rivals and organize their own events.

Each brotherhood sets up a room in a house for a week and cookies and wine are offered to anyone coming to pay homage to the pennant.

The following week, the two cavalries compete for the prize in a challenge called “the Race of the Star”.