There are two occasions throughout the year when the soka-dantza
is danced in full in Zarautz. The local Iratzarri
dance groups are entrusted with dancing the soka-dantza
in the square. On June 23rd, St. John’s eve, the Iratzarri
dance group perform the aurresku
in the Plaza de la Música oppoiste the ash tree planted there for the occasion.
The young people from the Iñurritza neighbourhood, most of whom belong to the Mollarri
dance group, dance the soka-dantza
as part of the local festivities. These district festivities are also celebrated by the town, as San Pelayo is the patron saint of Zarautz. On June 26th, San Pelayo’s Feast Day, the aurresku
is danced after the midday high mass.