San Jose Wheelbarrow Race




Sack race, San Jose wheelbarrow race, Breña Baja
Sack race

San Jose is Spanish for St Joseph, and St Joseph was Jeses’s earthly father, so Spanish father’s day is held on St Joseph’s day (March 17th) and the village of San José has a fiesta. On the Sunday after the 17th, they have a wheelbarrow race. Each couple gets timed as they hop in sacks to the wheelbarrows;

Pushing the wheelbarrow, San Jose wheelbarrow race, Breña Baja
Pushing the wheelbarrow

…slalom to the first stand where they put lipstick on each other while blindfolded;

Putting lipstick on each other, blindfoldedSan Jose wheelbarrow race, Breña Baja
Putting lipstick on each other, blindfolded

…pour water from one cup to another, while blindfolded, without using hands;

Pouring water while blindfolded, San Jose wheelbarrow race, Breña Baja
Pouring water while blindfolded

… feed each other whipped cream while blindfolded;

Feeding each other cream while blindfoldedSan Jose wheelbarrow race, Breña Baja
Feeding each other cream while blindfolded

…put a nappy on the one in the wheelbarrow, using plenty of talc;

Putting on a nappy, with talcSan Jose wheelbarrow race, Breña Baja
Putting on a nappy, with talc

… go over the sea-saw;

Over the sea-saw, San Jose wheelbarrow race, Breña Baja
Over the sea-saw

…collect an egg to be carried in a spoon held in the mouth;

Carrying an egg with a spoon in your mouth,San Jose wheelbarrow race, Breña Baja
Carrying an egg with a spoon in your mouth

… eat the egg at the next stop, and then dash for the finish line.

Of course the fastest couple around the track are the winners. Thw two adult winners were clearly delighted.

The adult winners of the 2015 sack race, San Jose, Breña Baja.
The adult winners of the 2015 sack race

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