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Friday, January 18, 2019

Livestock and Crafts Fair: Fiestas of San Antonio Abad in Los Silos




Los Silos hosts its Livestock and Crafts Fair in honour of San Antonio Abad on Sunday, 20 January 2019. Last year more than 400 pets, 250 head of livestock and 80 artisans were expected to take part in the festivities and it's estimated that more than 6,000 people attended the popular event. This year these fiestas are celebrating their 270th year.

Events begin at 10:00 a.m. with the Handicraft Fair, which is held predominently in the Plaza de la Luz and the courtyard of the former Convent of San Sebastian and surrounding streets, with the participation of over 80 artisans from different points of the island. At the same time, in the area located behind the Convent of San Sebastian, the traditional Livestock Fair takes place, where more than 250 cattle, goats and horses gather.

The religious acts in honor of San Antonio Abad take place at 12:00 noon in the parish church of Our Lady of the Light with the celebration of the Holy Mass. This is followed by the procession of the image of San Antonio Abad through the main streets of the municipality, accompanied by several local folkloric groups. Upon arrival at the Old Convent of San Sebastian, the blessing of the cattle and pets is carried out.

The Handicrafts Fair remains open until after 6:00 p.m.

LOS SILOS SAN ANTONIO ABAD 2018

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