village of Lantz in Nafarroa has become famous for its ihauteriak (carnival) celebration.
The popular zortziko danced in the plaza is a favorite throughout the
Basque Country and even in the Basque communities of the American West.
The central figure of the ihauteriak is a stuffed giant named Miel
Otxin. After being paraded around the entire village surrounded by dancers disguised
as txatxoak (right and left) he is burned at the end of the festivities.
Other characters of Lantzeko Ihauteriak are Ziripot, Zaldiko,