Gran Canaria

Branch party

Past event

04 August 2023

Islas

Gran Canaria

Descripción del evento

This popular festival, also known as the festival of the Virgen de las Nieves, is celebrated in the coastal town of Agaete during the month of August. It is said that the ancient canaries brought branches from the mountain of Tirma to hit the sea while they sang to the gods asking for rain. Today, the branches shake in the air until they reach the beach, where they are given as an offering to the virgin. During the tour, pilgrims dance with the branches to the rhythm of music in a fun procession. The festival continues with a pilgrimage that takes the saint from her hermitage to the parish of Our Lady of the Conception, where she stays a few weeks before being returned to her hermitage.

Category

Categoría del evento

Pilgrimage

Age

Price

This event is for free

TENERIFE

TENERIFE

GRAN CANARIA

GRAN CANARIA

FUERTEVENTURA

FUERTEVENTURA

LANZAROTE

LANZAROTE

LA GRACIOSA

LA GRACIOSA

LA GOMERA

LA GOMERA

LA PALMA

LA PALMA

EL HIERRO

EL HIERRO
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