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Friday, June 12, 2015

Something for the weekend: Livestock Fair and Romería de San Isidro in La Orotava


After yesterday's Día de las Alfombras - the day that the streets are covered with carpets of flowers and plant material in celebration of Corpus Christi (see gallery of photos of this year's carpets) in La Orotava, this weekend will see the town enlivened by celebrations once again, with the wonderfully colourful Romería de San Isidro (this video shows some of this celebration from 2013).

See this year's main carpet outside the town hall of La Orotava

The San Isidro festivities - this year on Sunday, 14th June, 2015, have been celebrated in La Orotava ever since the second half of the 17th century. The fiestas have changed profoundly since then, from being a tribute by field hands to their Patron Saint, to come under the control of the local aristocracy. The festivities are now held in June and the most popular events are the livestock fair - which takes place on Saturday morning, 13th June, 2015 - and the popular pilgrimage (the Romería on Sunday.) Carts are pulled by oxen, people wear traditional country costume and the women of the town decorate their balconies and windows with carpets, table cloths and shawls.

Romería de San Isidro (La Orotava)

Here are some lovely images from both the Romería and the Corpus Christi carpets from last year: La Romería de San Isidro y el Corpus en La Orotava

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