The annual occasion, which began in 1994, permits shepherds to train their proper to make use of conventional routes to herd their livestock from northern Spain to extra southerly pastures for winter grazing.
A younger shepherd herds a flock of sheep by central Madrid on Sunday, October 24, 2021.
The route would have taken them by quiet countryside a number of centuries in the past, however in the present day sees them traverse the busy metropolis.
“It’s marvellous. I come every year and this is the first year I’ve brought the children so it’s amazing,” mentioned Graciela Gonzalez, 39.
The sheep walked to the sound of their jangling neck bells. Shepherds wearing conventional costume accompanied their flocks with folks music and dancing.
A herd of sheep enters central Madrid on Sunday, October 24, 2021.
Children extra used to seeing visitors jams on the town streets loved the chance to rise up near the animals.
“We can sometimes touch them,” mentioned Carmen Iglesias, eight, who was watching together with her father and youthful sister Noa, six.