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Vikings STORM banks of Galician town for Romeria festival03:39

Vikings STORM banks of Galician town for Romeria festival

Spain, Catoira
August 5, 2018 at 23:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

SOT, Sandra, Catoira resident (Spanish): "To live this."

SOT, Marta, Catoira resident (Spanish): "But as Vikings."

Hundreds of Viking enthusiasts gathered on the banks of the Galician town of Catoira on Sunday, as part of the 'Romeria Vikinga' festival, a reenactment of the Viking invasions that occurred in the 11th century.

Based on an 11th century attack on the village by a Viking tribe, participants of the reenactment use a replica Viking boat to simulate the raid.

The festival has taken place on every first Sunday of August since 1960 and attracts thousands of people every year.

Vikings STORM banks of Galician town for Romeria festival03:39
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SOT, Sandra, Catoira resident (Spanish): "To live this."

SOT, Marta, Catoira resident (Spanish): "But as Vikings."

Hundreds of Viking enthusiasts gathered on the banks of the Galician town of Catoira on Sunday, as part of the 'Romeria Vikinga' festival, a reenactment of the Viking invasions that occurred in the 11th century.

Based on an 11th century attack on the village by a Viking tribe, participants of the reenactment use a replica Viking boat to simulate the raid.

The festival has taken place on every first Sunday of August since 1960 and attracts thousands of people every year.

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