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ROMERÍA OF SAN ISIDRO LABRADOR

La Orotava is preparing to celebrate a new edition of its traditional pilgrimage in honour of San Isidro Labrador and Santa María de la Cabeza. This is one of the most celebrated and most authentic Romerías in the Canary Islands. It is a … Continue reading

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Rogativa de la Lluvia – Arona

For decades, the men and women who work the field of Arona have taken part in a procession to ask for the rain necessary to ensure their livelihood. The tradition, originated in the 1920s and was reintroduced in 2016 after … Continue reading

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The Surrey Arms, Los Cristianos – Tenerife

It is a year since we have seen our friends who are ‘swallows’ so Jim and I were looking forward to a nice meal and a catch up on the intervening months since their last visit to Tenerife. Barry suggested … Continue reading

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Fiestas – Virgen del Carmen

Tenerife is famous for its all year round fiestas and parties and during these summer months, one of the main attractions is the Nuestra Señora de Carmen festival. The tradition began when fishermen and sailors adopted the Virgin as their … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage of San Isidro (Los Realejos)

The first pilgrimage to San Isidro took place in Los Realejos in 1676 when country people made an offering to their patron saint. The tradition continues today and floats, some drawn by oxen but mostly built on trucks, parade through … Continue reading

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