Elexalde celebrates Santa Agueda singing in Galdakao

The eve of Santa Águeda is a tradition of great  importance in many towns of the Basque Country. On February 4th, the choirs, the whole group ( cuadrilla)  walk the streets singing.

They  accompany their chants with sticks and canes («makilas») with which they beat the ground rhythmically. This tradition could have its origin in the Basque mythology, with the clash of the «makilas», a «call to earth», to finish the awakening after the winter solstice.In our school , our students sang Santa Agueda in different places of our town.