Fiestas Rafael 2023 – Vecindario

Festivities in honour of San Rafael in Vecindario, municipality of Santa Lucía de Tirajana are celebrated between 14-29 October 2023. This is a festival to celebrate the city, tradition and culture.

On Saturday, October 14, a tour of the Avenida de Canarias with music bands and the reading of the proclamation. The program prepared by the Cultural, Sports and Recreational Association ‘El Zagüán’ with the collaboration of the City Council, has activities as varied as senior parties, afternoons dedicated to children, concerts, festivals, urban music festival, Melomana concerts or the K-Narias, the humour of Abubukaka and the pilgrimage that will be on Saturday, October 28.

Saturday 14 October:
at 18:30 Prayer of the Saint Rosary beads.
at 19:00 Celebration of the Eucharist.
at 19:30 Opening of the Patronal festivities to San Raphael Archangel with a tour along the Avenida Canarias accompanied of the music bands Maspalomas ‘Sun and Sand’ and ‘Serafín Zubiri, Mogán Big Band’, from Mogán.
at 19:45 the exit of the Saint to the portico, Raising of the flag and the traditional ringing of bells announcing the festivities patron saints to San Rafael Archangel on the facade of the parish church.
Next, the performance of the Municipal Band of Music from the Village of Agüimes and the reading of the proclamation of the festivities that this year will posthumously pay tribute to Pedro Henríquez, Local Police of Santa Lucía de Tirajana. The opening event ends with a performance by the host band, Association Cultural ‘Sol y Viento’, from Vecindario. (San Rafael Square)

at 21:30 Tribute concert to March Anthony in the fairground
at 23:00 Tamarindos La Mecánica by Tamarindos and Acuarela in the fairground

Sunday 15 October: 
From 11:00 to 14:00 – ‘Muestra de Identidad’ Identity Show in the pedestrian area of Avenida de Canarias.During the morning there will be a display of different sports, traditional games and others. XXXII Gran Canaria Island Drag Competition trophy.
• Sample of shearing and milking of cattle.
• Threshing exhibition with larger cattle.
• “Yo Silbo” cultural association.
• La Revolia Club Game.
• Stone lifting,
• Santa Lucía de Tirajana Traditional Games School.
• Canarian Latin sail.

at 16:00 HOLI party energized and enlivened by DJ PROMASTER in the Fairgrounds
at 21:00  Chirimurga “El Barrio” in the Fairgrounds

Monday 16 October & Wednesday 18 October:
from 17:30-20:30 Children’s parties on Avenida de Canarias with inflatables, workshops and parades.

Tuesday 24 October: Feast Day
at 12:00 church service, followed by a religious procession with the image

Saturday 28 October:
at 19:00 Romería, pilgrimage offering
at 23:30 Drone spectacle


Oct 14 - 29 2023


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