The giants until today

And so we approach modern times, but in 1780 occurs in the Kingdom of Spain (and therefore also in all its overseas territories), an important fact: the parade is prohibited and figures interpretation of dances within the Corpus Christi procession, since "the people followed them in too festive and distracted from the main purpose."

Put another way: Those items that were endorsed by the church to encourage people's participation in the procession of Corpus, now passed to be undesirable and, at one stroke, they were eliminated from the "party".

This meant the end for many giants that ended cornered and eaten by rats, or direct victims of the fires.

So places that had a strong presence and prominence of the figures in the procession, as is the case of Seville, lost forever.

However, in other places "passed" the prohibition or stood a few feet ahead of the parade, which was achieved to keep the tradition alive.

As we have said the ban was "for all parts of the kingdom", which in the territories of America also applied, behaving, for example, the disappearance of the giants of the Cathedral of Mexico City.

But this incident saving the giants continued their journey, evolving, taking various forms of manifestation and enriching, as a whole, the most important page of the popular and traditional culture in the world.

 

Indonesia.

 

Honduras.