Unfriendly Giants

A cabezudo takes time out from chasing kids around during Pamplona’s Sanfermines fiesta. Cabezudos (roughly translates to ‘big heads’) are popular in fiestas throughout northern Spain, and are always accompanied by gigantes, people dressed up in costume and, usually, walking around on stilts. Photo ©Mike Randolph

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The cabezudos (in this case, kiliki) run after children, trying to scare them and whack them with foam or goat-skin sacks. And they really hit hard! Photo ©Mike Randolph

Some cabezudos don’t restrict themselves to children.  Photo ©Mike Randolph

Watch out. This one looks mean. Photo ©Mike Randolph

Might be best to leave this guy alone. Photo ©Mike Randolph

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