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Tio de la Porra(Gandia)

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The Tio de la Porra (Baton's Guy) is a fiction character who calls the celebration of the festivities in Gandia, considered a cultural heritage of the city and also of the Valencian Community. It is part of its ethnological heritage and its cultural tradition. The historical origin of the character is the Major Drummer of the national militia, heiress of the Spanish regiment. Its mission was to transmit information between the government and the city in the 19th century, also the announcement of the festivities. Since 1934, the Tio de la Porra accompanied by a drums band goes through the schools to announce the start of the Fair and festivities, and then children are allowed to go out because holidays start.

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