Fiestas Mayores Gáldar 2023
Gáldar are celebrating their main fiesta for the town, in honour of their patron saint, the Fiesta de Santiago de los Caballeros, honouring St James of the Knights
As part of the festivities there is a popular Tradicional Romería Ofrenda al Señor Santiago de los Caballeros de Gáldar.
The procession with an offering to the Patron Saint in which the different districts of the municipality take part along with floats from other municipalities of the island, with the offerings of typical produce of Gran Canaria to Santiago Apóstol (Saint James the Apostle)
The former town of Agáldar, the seat of several social and political institutions, was the main settlement of the territory of the island before its annexation by the Crowns of Castile & Aragon, at the end of the 15th century. Because the leaders were recognised as Kings of the Canary Islands by the Catholic Monarchs, Agáldar was tacitly acknowledged as the Pre-Hispanic capital and as birthplace and the court of the governing dynasty of the island, who capitulated to the Spanish following the conversion of their King.
7 July Pregon
Saturday 15 July, Traditional romería, pilgrimage offering at 17:30
Saturday 22 July Caballitos de Fuego de Santiago 2023 at 21:00
Monday 24 July Bajada de la Rama de Santiago
Tuesday 25 July: Feast Day
Wednesday 26 July: Feast Day of the co-patron Santa Ana