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Holidays – La Palma

The Palmero people are very happy and the island of The Palm reflects it in the large amount of holidays all year. To the traditional celebrations of Christmas, Kings, Easter, Corpus Christi and the Patron Saints of the localities are added some festivities worthy of naming.

All parties are characterized by being linked to nature, even if they are of religious origin, and therefore they join a special gastronomy and very good taste. This is how the Almond tree festival in Puntagorda flower in February, the Agricultural Fair of San Antonio del Monte de Garafia in mid-June, or the harvest parties.

One of the most endearing since 1860 is the procession of the Descent of the Virgin of the Snows, patron of La Palma. When a great drought hit the island and, from the Sanctuary of the Mount The islanders took out their Virgin to ask for help. Every five years the ritual is repeated, with ancient dances among which the Dance of the Dwarves, with characteristic costumes.

Carnival, in February it is the most populous of all the festivities, and in addition to all the traditional activities in the Canary Islands for the occasion, a particular one is added talcum powder battle.

Tirajafe It has a very special celebration in September, the Devil's Verbena, which roams the square between fireworks, until the Virgin of the CandelariaVictorious, he ends his walk.

Also in September the party takes place in honor of San Miguel Arcangel, patron of the island, with special celebrations in Mug cut and the traditional Fufos Horses dance, loaded by dancers in a parade headed by a giraffe.

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