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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

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