Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Traditional Fiestas in Granadilla de Abona

Iglesia de San Antonio de Padua (Granadilla de Abona)

On the 24th, 25th and 26th July, during the Fiestas of San Juan y Santa Ana in the district of Las Vegas, the Danza de las Varas, one of the most curious dances in the Canarian archipelago takes place. The steps, the costumes the dancers and the decorations of their poles are dissimilar to any other dance taking place on the islands.

In June the Fiestas Mayores in honor of San Antonio de Padua and Nuestra Señora del Rosario take place. On the 13th June, fiestas in honour of San Antonio de Padua, patron of Granadilla de Abona, are celebrated with a romería that culminates in a dance in the town's main square.

The 24th September, in El Médano, fiestas for the Virgen de las Mercedes de Rojas are celebrated with a maritime procession.

Other celebrations taking place in this clearly very fun-loving municipality include:

Fiestas of La Milagrosa, in El Salto at the end of January.
Fiestas of San José, in Yaco on 19th March.
Fiestas of La Cruz in Granadilla town on 3rd May.
Fiestas of San Isidro Labrador in San Isidro on 15th May.
Fiestas of La Cruz de Vicácaro in Vicácaroon 26th May.
Fiestas of San Antonio de Padua in Granadilla on 13th June
Fiestas of Sagrado Corazón in Los Cuervos on 22nd June.
Fiestas of San Juan Bautista in El Salto on 24th June.
Fiestas of San Benito in Los Blanquitos on 11th July.
Fiestas of Nuestra Señora del Carmen in Chimiche, Casablanca and Los Abrigos on 16th July.
Fiestas of Santa Ana in Las Vegas on 26th July.
Fiestas of Nuestra Señora de las Nieves in Charco del Pino on 5th August.
Fiestas of Nuestra Señora del Buen Viaje in Cruz de Tea on 18th August.
Fiestas of San Blas in Los Abrigos during the 2nd week of September.
Fiestas of Nuestra Señora de Las Mercedes de Roja in El Médano during the 3rd week of September.
Fiestas of San Francisco de Asís in El Desierto on 4th October.
Fiestas of Nuestra Señora del Pilar in Chimiche on 12th October.
Fiestas of El Picacho in El Médano 28th October.
Fiestas of La Inmaculada in Charco del Pino on 8th December.
Fiestas of Santa Lucía in Granadilla center on 13th December.
Fiestas of Nuestra Señora de La Esperanza in San Isidro on 18th December.

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