Bullfighting in Spain
- How Bullfighting started in Spain
The corrida starts with a parade called paseillo, its in a arena to salute the presiding dignitary/That is where the crowd would go to watch the bullfight. Bullfighting was discovered in the ancient days of Spain. Bullfighting has been around for 300 years in Spain. When Spain started bullfighting they rode a horse, now they just walk/run. Bullfighting has gotten safer over years and years. Bullfighting has spreaded over the world because of spain. There was a Spanish war at the time then they would trap bears and boars and they will want to fight and that made them want to fight and people found it amusing so they did it to a bull.
These are the stages of the bullfight:
- Stage 1, tercio de varas this is the first stage when the bull enters the arena and be “tested” which means get annoyed and get angry and want to “kill” someone, the matador plays with the bull for entertainment.
- Stage 2, The tercio de banderillas, the three banderilleros they attempt a plan that two banderillas, or sharp barbed sticks, Into the bulls shoulders.
- Stage 3,This is when the Matador gets the red cape and the bull charges at it making the crowd goes CRAZY!!!
A bullfighter wears a satin traje de luces (suit of lights) which is usually decorated in gold.
The assistant of a matador usually wears silver. A matador’s suit usually cost from 1.500 Euros to 2.400 Euros. The whole outfit will cost about 3.000 Euros. The outfit contains a white shirt, a narrow black tie, a red, green, or black sash around the waist, pink knee-high stockings, black ballet-style slippers, and a black astrakhan which is kind of like a two cornered hat.
A young boy must go to bullfighting school before he becomes a matador. When he’s in bullfighting school he must fight young calves to prove he is worthy of becoming a matador. The young boy must fight in small crowds before becoming a matador.
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