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Crazy Human Towers

 
Crazy Human Towers

Don't Try This At Home!

Once a year every town and city in the Catalonia region of Spain celebrates its Grand Festival. The streets fill with merrymakers who are only too glad to let strangers join in the fun. Many places keep up traditional customs of ancient origin. In the region of Tarragona you can wonder at the agility and strength of the Casteless as they build their spectacular human towers.

Teams of men, women and children stand on each others' shoulders in an effort to build the highest human tower. Each tower, which can be up to seven stores high, is topped by a small child called the anxaneta. Castellers can be seen in action in many towns.  As you can imagine, some of the pieces of the tower get hurt. 

Watch the video here...

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=K1HWyUIZ5kk&feature=player_embedded

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