Photography by Igor Termenon
Commissioned by me for Culture Trip

During the month of May, when Madrid celebrates its patron saint, San Isidro Labrador, Madrileños dress up in traditional costumes descend on the Pradera de San Isidro in Madrid to dance in the street. They are known as Chulapos, and their dance is known as the chotis, a 19th-century traditional folk dance similar to a German polka that involves one dancer being twirled around by their partner while their feet remain planted firmly on one spot.