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Sainete de la Tia Norica (Comic sketch of la Tia Norica)

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Sainete de la Tia Norica (Comic sketch of la Tia Norica) Popular. Various: cardboard, wood, iron, cloth. Started in 1815. Origin Puppet theatre. Comments This is an exceptional display of "popular arts". It dates back to the beginning of the 19th century and constitutes an important aspect of cultural heritage in Cádiz and Andalucía. Originally, the representations began from the date Immaculate Conception is celebrated and consisted of, firstly, a religious "Auto de Navidad" and, then, the festive comic sketch of la Tía Norica. The key to its current survival stems from the fact that throughout its history, it was possible to adapt its form to the local and national changes, in addition to the daily improvisation in each representation.

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