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Festival of the Noguera Pallaresa’s Raiers, the river’s fest in the Pallars!

Next Friday begins, once again, the Festival of the Noguera Pallaresa’s Raiers. La Diada takes place in Pobla de Segur and it is celebrated since 1979 to recall this old trade dedicated to the river transportation in the Noguera Pallaresa, an activity which was really important in the past. The “rais” are boats formed by sections of joined logs, which were formerly built to transport wood from the Pyrenees to the coast, taking advantage of the river flows. The Raiers (“loggers”) were the ones in charge of driving the boats downstream, defying the danger of the rocks and the water currents.

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