Fiestas Las Nieves – Agaete
One of the major symbols of identity on the island of Gran Canaria is, without doubt, la Fiesta de La Rama (4 August) in Agaete, on the north of the island. This is the main fiesta for the town, in honour of Nuestra Señora de Las Nieves (Our Lady of the Snows), which was declared a Fiesta of National Tourist Interest in 1972.
“The festivities will also mean special traffic and parking restrictions in the centre of Villa and Puerto de Nieves. There will be specific parking areas set up near by”
Main weekend :
On Friday, 4 August: FIESTA DE LA RAMA 🌿🌿🌿
Diana at 05:00 in the morning, a procession accompanied by the Agaete and Guayedra bands (from town hall) to announce the start of the big day of the festival.
at 10:00, the Bajada de La Rama returns to the streets with the brass Bands of Guayedra and Agaete (from the Parish of Our Lady of La Concepción)
La Retreta, at 22:00 will close the day of the Festivities with the Guayedra and Agaete Bands. A fireworks spectacle is scheduled at 01:00.
On Saturday, 5 August
at 10:30 Solemn eucharist in the Ermita Nuestra Señora de Las Nieves, followed by a procession towards to parish.
at 12:00 Departure from the Parroquia Nuestra Señora de La Concepción (Puente Viejo) with the image of San José to meet with the image of Virgen de Las Nieves. Eucharist upon arrival.
at 21:00 the XXX Edición del “Festival Nacional de Folclore” at Plaza de La Constitución. Participating are groups A.C. Cántigas e Frores de Galicia, choirs and dance Virgen de Los Peligros de Murcia, A. F. Hautacuperche de La Gomera
at 23:00 Verbena, a street party at Plaza de La Constitución with Armonía Show and tribute to Manny Manuel
On Sunday, 6 August
at 11:30 solemn eucharist in the Parroquia Nuestra Señora de La Concepción, followed by a religious procession with the image of Lady of the Snows through the streets.
at 21:00 Musical spectacle “Agaete Canta” at Plaza de La Constitución with Alberto García – Aridia Ramos – Dunia Candelaria – Elisa – Jennifer Castro –
Juanma Samos – Rosa Ma Fidelia – Gregorio “Yoyo” – Yure