SAN SANTIAGO. THE TISTINCHAS
It is said that San Santiago, when the Moors invaded Spain, it was able to conquer them more than anything for the hunger, to the Moors. The Christian had quite food, on the other hand, to the Moors, they made them suffer of hunger. Then they were weak and they could win him in the fight.
For that reason the "puneņos" when they make their crop, they keep the best in each crop, the corn, the wheat, the beans, the potatoes, all the better one. When they mill the flour, the first flour flower also takes out it for San Santiago's day. Then, that day, July 25, they get ready a special meal that they call themselves the "Tistinchas". And from the previous night the dry corn is cooked, the motto of dry beans, gets ready chicha, they get ready fuzzes that are some boiled potatoes and peeled that dry off in the sun. It doesn't lack the spicy one, the motto it peels and the "chuchoea", locro of boiled corn and dry, chalona, dry meat with the bones, of sheep.
It is a party that they prepare it with a lot of racket because they say that it is the day that the Christian conquered the Moors, and the Moors died from hunger. For that reason they make so many foods, so that San Santiago gives them good crops and those free of all wrong.