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Participation in the Children’s Fancy Dress Competition of the “Filloíña” Festival is now open

The “Filloíña” Festival returns this year with another Children’s Fancy Dress Competition, which will be held on February 10 at 7:15 p.m. The competition will distribute up to €500 in prizes and is open to boys and girls up to 16 years old (born in 2008 and later).

The Cultural Association of the Lestedo “Filloa” encourages the population -locals and visitors alikee- to participate in this activity that was well received last year. “In addition, they will be able to enjoy a full day full of cultural and leisure initiatives for the little ones,” the organization indicates.

The Children’s Costume Fancy Dress Competition establishes two categories: group and individual. Participants must register on before February 9. On this website, you can consult the competition’s rules for participating.

The panel of judges, which will be appointed by the organization of the contest, will assess, among other aspects, the work in making the costume; the creativity and originality of the proposal, or the mise-en-scène, fun content, and transmutation. For each of the categories, a first and second prize are established. In the case of the group category, they will be valued at €200 and €150, respectively, and in the case of the individual, they will be €100 and €50.

Performance by Uxía Lambona and Banda Molona

The Children’s Fancy Dress is included in the extensive program of activities planned for the “Filloíña” Festival, which will take place on Saturday, February 10. The activities will begin at 4:00 p.m. with a session of traditional games, and then continue with musical performances at 5:00 p.m. Groups from the “Maestro Manuel Gacio” Cultural Association, Os Campiños de Sarandón, and As Travesas de Codeso will participate.

At 6:00 p.m., 4th-year primary students from CPI Antonio Orza Couto School will deliver the festival’s opening speech. And at 6.15 p.m., there will be the “antranques” (satirical displays) featuring the Generalitos and Generalitas of the Ulla.

After the rhymes, there will be a tasting of sweet “filloas” for the children participating in the Fancy Dress Competition. This will take place from 7:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The end of the festival will feature Uxía Lambona and Banda Molona.

4th “Filloarte” Photography Competition

On the other hand, the Lestedo “Filloa” Festival has also initiated the 4th “Filloarte” Photography Competition. In this case, the contest is open to all citizens who want to participate.

Interested persons must send a maximum of two photographs featuring Lestedo “filloas” before February 11 at 11:59 p.m. to The e-mail must include the subject line “Filloarte 2024” or “Filloa de Lestedo 2024.”Participants must provide their contact details (name and surname -or nickname- and contact telephone number), as well as the title of the photograph(s).

Once the images have been compiled, they will be published on February 12 on the profiles of the Lestedo “Filloa” Festival on Facebook ( and Instagram (@festadafilloadelestedo) to start the public voting period. This will run until February 16 at 11:59 p.m.

There are two categories of prizes: winning images from the public vote (through likes on Facebook/Instagram) and winning images from the panel of judges’ vote (chosen by the organization and whose verdict will be final). The prizes will be awarded on Sunday, February 18 (the main day of the 41st “Filloa” Festival) and will consist of two first prizes, valid for a one-night stay in a cabin at Enoturismo María Manuela and two second prizes, for dinner at the O Balado de Boqueixón Restaurant. These prizes can be redeemed throughout 2024.

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