La Alberca is a small mountain village in Castilla y León, Spain’s biggest autonomous community. Even without the whole pig thing, it’s a quaint city to walk through and soak up the atmosphere.
On July 13, a pig named San Anton is blessed and released in the streets. Throughout the following month, the pig roams around the city and is fed by the citizens. On January 17, the pig is raffled off between the people of La Alberca, and tradition has it that the winner hosts a big dinner party for everyone.
So, if you’re in La Alberca between July and January, be sure to spend some time trying to find a stray pig. Should you find it, you’ll have a hell of a story to tell your family at the next gathering.
Contributor: Sander from arscurrendi.com