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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Big week of festivities in La Orotava

Festivities in La Orotava

La Orotava is celebrating its Fiestas Patronales with a 45 day program of activities that began on 14 May and culminate on Sunday June 30 with the Romería. The "Big Week" of the festivities begins on Sunday 23 June with the concert by Jóvenes Cantadores in the Plaza Franchy Alfaro where the next day Los Sabandeños will also perform.

On Tuesday 25 June will be the reading of the proclamation by journalist Pedro Hernández Murillo under the title 'La Orotava, between the sea and the stone', and the third edition of the Batalla de Polkas (Battle of Polkas), an event that, even with only two previous editions has had a great impact and participation of the public.

On Wednesday, June 26, one of the most anticipated events takes place: the presentation of the 2018 Wine Harvest of the Valle de La Orotava Denomination of Origin. Organized again on Avenida Mercedes Pinto, but occupying almost twice as much space as last year, from an area of ​​2,900 to 4,700 square meters. As in 2018, tickets will be sold in advance in the days leading up to the event, with prices of 1 and 2 euros. Proceeds go to charity. The twelve wineries will offer around 50 different wines. There will also be nine restaurants in La Orotava offering around 20 tapas for the occasion at the price of 2 euros.

Thursday 27 June 2019 is the day of the Infraoctava de Corpus Christi or Día de las Alfombras (Day of the Carpets), one of the most significant days for the townsfolk that will start early in the day and, which will draw thousands of people.



Video: Infraoctava Corpus Christi La Orotava 2018

The video above of last year's Day of the Carpets, shows each and every one of the 36 carpets that the inhabitants of La Orotava make in the streets of this municipality.

This year the main carpet in the plaza of the Town Hall of La Orotava, which is made every year with sands from the Teide National Park, on this occasion will be "revolutionary" in terms of design and the materials that will be used. The 2019 carpet will pay homage to the first that was elaborated one hundred years ago in 1919, with a religious motif, by Felipe Machado and for that reason it has been decided to use other elements, also used by him, such as flower petals, eucalyptus and limpet shells. There will also be a single tapestry and not three, as in previous years, which will occupy the almost 1,000 square meters of the square and is inspired by 'The word of God through the ages'.

The next day is the Baile de Magos (Country Dance) and on Sunday 30 June, the Romería of San Isidro Labrador and Santa Maria de la Cabeza, will bring an end to these festivities. Fun, Canarian food, singing, dancing and lots of people eager to have a good time – these are the ingredients that give the San Isidro Labrador Pilgrimage in La Orotava its flavour. The event has been declared a Festival of National Tourist Interest and takes place after the Corpus Christi celebrations. The pilgrimage began in the 17th century and passes through the streets of the town centre, filling them with the colour and liveliness of the traditional dress. This year, artisans from the municipality are again in charge of decorating the streets and squares in the area of ​​San Agustín.



Video: Romería San Isidro Labrador Villa de La Orotava 2018

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