Caretos take the streets of Podence!
A longer video about Podence and Caretos. The man explains that Caretos is all about women and how they are meaningfull to men, no matter how ugly or old, women are always beautiful. He says that in the old days there were dances in the houses all night long. Now that's gone. Then the woman remembers when Caretos did practical jokes that were not so nice as just chasing the girls and beating them with chocalhos. They got inside the houses through the windows and by force because those days women weren't on the streets. Everything was turned upside down, the food once on the table ended on the floor. Probably because they were already very drunk (my opinion!). Wine is what keeps men going, the young boy says in the video. You must know that this region is a very cold one.They also used to collect donkey shit and throw it to women. I can't imagine that as a very sucessful flirting technique!They were pretty nasty indeed!