2007 saw the installation of five statues by Mieke Knaapen, adorning the rim of a fountain bowl, in Velden (a village 6km north of Venlo). I thought I also had a shot showing all of them but I was mistaken. The figures represent youthful locals dressed up unusually - jacket turned inside out, handkerchief around the head simulating a beard, curtain draped as a cloak. As I found out, January 20 marked San Sebastian Day. Festivities were organized that were open to married men or single men above 30. Therefore single men in the range of 16 to 30 ambled around the streets dressed as such in a mark of protest. The first Monday after San Sebastian Day is called Crazy Monday.
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