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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