Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Traditional Fiestas in Tegueste

Danza de las Flores de Tegueste

Follow the course of the year in Tegueste through its festive calendar, starting in April, with the pilgrimage of San Marcos, through until December, when it turns to Christmas.
  • San Marcos Evangelista - The romería is celebrated on the Sunday closest to 25 April. The fiesta is celebrated throughout the municipality, with activities such as the Romería, folklore festival, Gala election of the Queen of the Fiestas, Baile de Magos, livestock fair.
  • Fiesta de La Cruz - Celebrated 3 May in Las Toscas and El Calvario (El Socorro), with floral decoration on all of the crosses, in all parishes.
  • Corpus Christi - Popularly celebrated on different dates in different neighbourhoods, on the weekends closest to the liturgical commemoration. Celebrations usually include the making of floral carpets and religious processions.
  • San Antonio Abad and El Sagrado Corazón - At the end of June, El Portezuelo celebrates the joint fiestas of it's patrons, San Antonio Abad and the Sagrado Corazón de Jesús.
  • Sagrado Corazón de Jesús - The neighbourhood of Pedro Álvarez, celebrates their fiestas in honour of the Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, during the first half of August.
  • Nuestra Señora de los Remedios - 8 September. Celebrated throughout the municipality, activities include La Librea, every three years, as well as a complete liturgical programme and the election of the Queen of the Fiestas.
  • Nuestra Señora del Socorro - The grand fiestas of El Socorro, in honor of their parton, takes place at the end of September.
  • Christmas - The religious celebrations start with Christmas Eve, through to the representation of the visit of the Three Kings. Popular celebrations include a Christmas Card and Nativity display contests, as well as municipal carol singing.
Source: Fiestas Tradicionales 

Photo Jose Mesa   Some rights reserved
 

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