Hola From Tenerife

Subscribe to our free newsletter to get an (ir)regular ray of Tenerife sunshine in your inbox. Just enter your email address below.

Delivered by FeedBurner

Close

COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Even with the start of the 'new normality' on 21 June 2020, popular fiestas and most large gatherings and events are still prohibited and social distancing guidelines still in force. Dates listed on this site, therefore, are still subject to cancellation or change and we will update, where we can, when any new information is made available.

Please follow our facebook page for more updates >>

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Fiestas of San Antonio Abad in Los Silos

San Antonio Abad 2008 - Los Silos
Plaza de la Luz in Los Silos during the San Antonio Abad Crafts Fair

A report in 20minutos, says that the Livestock Fair and Arts & Crafts Fair in honour of San Antonio Abad in Los Silos – along with the procession, blessing, etc. - celebrates it’s 263rd Anniversary this weekend, according to a press release from the Los Silos town hall. This is unusual, because this fiesta is normally celebrated in Los Silos on the 3rd weekend of January. We thought that a 263rd Anniversary was a funny one to make a “newsworthy” press release from, but to mention that would seem like we’re splitting hairs!

Then we go on to read that even the 263 is a bit tentative ...

According to a local historian the first religious icon of San Antonio Abad arrived in Los Silos on August 4th, 1748 (2011 – 1748 = 263 and, yes I did check the maths.) Although, the report continues, there’s no documented source in that respect, it is logical to think that the image arrived in the cited year, in order that it could go out in the procession the following year. OK. The first documented report to that effect actually wasn’t until 1906.

Those anecdotes notwithstanding, the release goes on to detail the events of this year’s fiesta, which begins today at 8 pm with the inauguration of a photographic exhibition and a folk festival in the patio of the former convent of San Sebastián.

Tomorrow, January 23rd, at 10 am, the Arts & Crafts Fair will be open in the Plaza de la Luz, the patio of the former convent of San Sebastián and the surrounding streets. Meanwhile, the Livestock Fair will assemble 400 head of cattle, sheep, goats and horses in the Fairs Enclosure (waste ground) behind the cited ex-convent. Mass will be held at mid-day, after which will be the procession of the icon, followed by all the livestock and pets, which will subsequently be blessed by the clergy.

The Arts & Crafts Fair is lovely and it all makes a great day out.

No comments:

Tenerife Topics

Adeje Almond Flower Route April in Tenerife Arafo Arico Arona Auditorio de Tenerife August in Tenerife Buenavista del Norte Canarian Cuisine Canaries Day Candelaria Carnival Queen Santa Cruz Carnivals of the World Christmas in Tenerife Christopher Columbus Comparsas Corpus Christi COVID-19 Craft Fairs December in Tenerife Easter in Tenerife El Rosario El Sauzal El Tanque Epidemics in Tenerife Farmers Markets Fasnia February in Tenerife Fiestas El Palmar Garachico Granadilla de Abona Guía de Isora Güímar Icod de los Vinos January in Tenerife July in Tenerife June in Tenerife La Guancha La Matanza de Acentejo La Orotava La Victoria Las Burras de Güímar Los Cristianos Los Cristianos Carnival Los Gigantes Los Gigantes Carnival Los Indianos Los Realejos Los Reyes Los Silos March in Tenerife May in Tenerife Municipal Holidays Municipalities Fiestas Nelson's Attack on Santa Cruz 25 Jul 1797 November in Tenerife October in Tenerife Public Holidays Puerto de la Cruz Puerto de la Cruz Carnival Romerías San Antonio Abad San Cristóbal de La Laguna San Juan de la Rambla San Miguel de Abona Santa Cruz de Tenerife Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival Themes Santa Úrsula Santiago del Teide September in Tenerife Simón Bolívar Tacoronte Tegueste Tenerife Carnival Dates Tenerife Disaster Tenerife Fire Tenerife Month by Month Tenerife Museums tenerife prostitution sex escorts Tenerife Rally Tenerife Weather Tenerife Wines Teno Rural Park This Is Tenerife (TIT) Traditional Fiestas Tropical Storm Delta Vilaflor