Sheep in Madrid – level 1

02-11-2018 15:00

This first happens 600 years ago. Spain’s leaders let shepherds move their animals. This is because of the seasons. When it gets cold, the shepherds move them to warmer places. When it gets hot, the shepherds move them to cooler places.

On Sunday, something similar happens. Shepherds herd more than 2,000 sheep in Madrid, Spain. This is for the Fiesta de la Trashumancia. The festival celebrates shepherds moving their animals for winter.

Difficult words: shepherd (a person who takes cares of animals and moves them to places to get food, water, and safety), herd (move a group of animals), celebrate (do something to remember or enjoy an event).

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