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Monday, August 13, 2018

Celebrations in honor of the patron of the Canary Islands, Candelaria

Virgen de Candelaria, Tenerife, Patron of the Islas Canarias

On the 14th and 15th August (the latter is a Public Holiday), are celebrations in honor of the Virgen de la Candelaria, the patron of the Canary Islands. Thousands of pilgrims from all over the archipelago come to the town of Candelaria to celebrate the feast, take part in the Peregrinación a Candelaria (Pilgrimage to Candelaria), as well as to watch the popular Ceremony of the discovery of the Virgin of Candelariawhich takes place in the Plaza outside the Basilica on 14th August from about 7:30pm.



Ceremonia Guanche - Virgen de Candelaria 2017



Romería Candelaria



Noche de Pergrinos - Virgen de Candelaria 2017
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