Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Traditional Fiestas in Santiago del Teide

Church in Santiago del Teide


  • Carnival in Los Gigantes: February / March
  • Semana Santa: Representation of The Passion of Christ on Good Friday in Valle Santiago
  • Fiesta del Santísimo Cristo: 1st week of May in Valle de Arriba
  • Romería de San Isidro Labrador:  15 May
  • San Lorenzo: 13 June in Retamar
  • San Pedro y San Pablo: Last week of June
  • Nuestra Señora del Carmen: July in Puerto Santiago
  • Fiestas de Santiago Apóstol: 2nd half of July
  • Fiesta de Santa Ana: 26 July in Tamaimo
  • Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria: 15 August in Arguayo
  • Santa Rosa de Lima y La Purisima: End of August in Molledo
  • San Joaquín y La Paz: End of September in Tamaimo
  • Nuestra Señora del Pilar: 12 October in Las Manchas
  • Romería de Chineyro: November in Las Manchas

On the third Sunday of November each year, parishioners carry the religious image of Santa Ana from Tamaimo, accompanied by other images from different neighborhoods of the municipality, as was done in 1909 - the year of the eruption of the Chineyro volcano - to the area of ​​El Calvario in Las Manchas. According to legend, the lava stopped - saving the town from certain destruction - after the image of Santa Ana was laid upon the lava flow. Since then, every year the images are taken to the place where the lava stopped.

Photo By Florival fr (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

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