Cruce de Arinaga in the municipality of Agüimes is celebrating their traditional and family festivities of La Milagrosa between 22 November – 2 December 2022.
The neighbourhood will be filled with joy and devotion with musical performances, dances, folklore and children’s games, which will be combined with religious acts in honour of the Virgin. Among the scheduled acts, the performance of the timplist Benito Cabrera and the singer Cristina Ramos stands out, with their show called ‘Hacia la raíz’, a repertoire of songs from Canarian popular music on Friday, 27 November starting at 21:00 in the Plaza Primero de Mayo.
The other great event with folk music will be the Canarian Popular Song Festival, which will take place the following Friday, 2 December also on the stage of Plaza Primero de Mayo. The ‘Parranda Amigos Isleños’ from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria will perform; ‘Los Goretes de Lourdes’, by Telde and ‘Tócamelo en re’, by Ingenio. They will be accompanied by three groups from the municipality of Agüimes: the ‘Agrupación Folklórica Texey’, the ‘Parranda Risco Verde’ and the ‘Taller Folklórico Llanos Prietos’.
For the younger public, on Sunday, 27 November from 16:00 the ‘Tarde Joven’ with DJ and K-pop sessions. You can also enjoy children’s activities, festivals, and Latin dances, with the event ‘Al son de la salsa’ as the highlight of the program. It will take place also on Sunday, 27 November, in the morning and afternoon, in the Plaza Primero de Mayo.
The festivities of La Milagrosa enjoy a long tradition in the Cruce de Arinaga and, in fact, they have been celebrated year after year in a family atmosphere with the only exception of 2020 due to the restrictions imposed by the pandemic. As for religious acts, the central act will be on Sunday, 27 November, when the Virgin of La Milagrosa goes out in procession accompanied by her faithful. At the end, the parish encourages the neighbours to mingle and to bring food and refreshments.