The traditional sowing and peaping of the rice


The tradition of Sowing the Rice is celebrated every year in the town during the month of June. The senior farmers of the town offer the audience a demonstration of how rice used to be planted manually standing in water, prior to the arrival of mechanisation.

This event, which is recommended for all the family, is accompanied by a typical country breakfast and a series of activities that reflect the authentic nature of rural life centred on rice farming.

The rice that is planted manually in June is harvested in October by the same method: the senior farmers of the town show how this was done prior to mechanisation, cutting the stalks and making stacks and placing them on the wooden “barge” that was pulled by a horse. The festivities end with a public meal of rice.