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The beaches of Salou recall the early twentieth century baths

The beaches of Salou recall the early twentieth century baths

Salou. Costa Dorada. It's been twenty-eight years since a group of enthusiastic and reusenques Reus, taking advantage of the structure and organization of the of Carnival from Reus, they forward the idea of ​​going to swim in summer Salou in their traditional costumes and swimwear, as did their grandparents and great grandparents, that is on foot, by bicycle, in cars and other old stuff, making stops at Mas Calvó clotxa the typical breakfast of beans and herring to to regain strength and has returned to resume the march to get to Salou from Levante beach, next al'espigó, where he had installed a large canvas, which served to gangs for protection from the sun, eat and do the traditional siesta. The groups took the first car of the year, obviously the women separated from men. Thus was born, rather than traditional, old Reus - Salou - Reus Reus organized by the Federation of Associations of Carnival, Reus 1998 (FRAC) with the collaboration of Tourism of Salou and Reus.   The event has managed to survive to modern times, that is, to the great movement of cars, traffic and safety rules imposed by the competent authorities, the philosophy changed a bit the groups in Salou. Today is the low tourist train from Salou, vintage cars, motorbikes and a couple of coaches, the groups continue to mount awnings, playing games typical of the twenties and taking the first bath with your bathing suit on for the time, remembering that each group has its own pattern and color swimsuit, the west beach near the port.   So, on Sunday July 10 at 9 am and after notice of a rocket flying, will the group of the Plaza del Mercadal de Reus, some on foot and one on the tourist train from Salou towards bus station, from where the participants in their traditional dresses and bathing suits will come together towards Salou. Upon arrival take the first car of the year. The following will take place and several typical games such as beach, pull the rope, fishing apples, scarf play, football game, the typical game of cards between groups, etc. .. after a good meal and a more than deserved nap. At seven o'clock in the afternoon s'emprendrà return to Reus. Bringing closure to the Plaza Mercadal is where you will by the FRAC, the traditional cake in the corresponding soft "Plim". We used to remember that this event is open to anyone who wants to participate  

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