Monday, May 18, 2015

Traditional romerias in Tenerife

It doesn’t much matter what the origins of a romeria are, whether they’re pre-Christian, pagan, or Catholic – certainly they are always now associated with a saint – what actually matters is that they are an occasion for a town to come together to share traditions: religion, music, dance … and food! “Platitos” are handed out liberally, and walking along the street one can find a “little plate” of carne fiesta with hard boiled egg, papas arrugadas with mojo, a bread roll, and, of course, a cup of wine, thrust into your hand, all provided throughout the summer by the ayuntamiento of whichever borough’s saint is enjoying its seasonal romeria.

Traditional romerias in Tenerife

Fluent in Spanish and having spent 16 years on the island, Pamela Stocks has now been translating, researching and publishing information on customs and events in Tenerife for 25+ years. This takes a considerable amount of time and effort, for which she receives no payment whatsoever. If you find this work useful or interesting, please buy her a coffee. Buy Pamela Stocks a Coffee

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