Goat throwing (in Spanish: Lanzamiento de cabra desde campanario or Salto de la cabra) was a festival in Manganeses de la Polvorosa, province of Zamora, Spain, celebrated on the fourth Sunday of January, where a group of young men threw a live goat from the top of a church. A crowd below would then catch the falling goat with a canvas sheet. The event is inspired by a legend that states that a goat, which miraculously fed the poor with its milk, fell out of the tower, but landed safely.
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- Y una cabra saltó desde el campanario en Manganeses de la Polvorosa in benavente.es
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