Major Wears a Bishop Costume and Mocks Blessings During Carnival Parade

Country: Spain

Date of incident: January 25, 2006

The major of San Sebastian, the socialist Odón Elorza, wore a religious costume for a pagan festivity. The media reported that during the Carnival, Erloza, dressed as a bishop along with three men dressed in female tennis cloth, preceded the parade. Erloza made the sign of the cross imitating the Catholic ritual "blessing" the attendance.