Fontanales in the municipality of Moya is celebrating their festivities – Fiestas de San Bartolomé.
17 August, Saturday, II Carrera color Festival. It’s basically a fun walking and running competition with a twist. Holi colour powder is thrown in the air, making it the most colourful race indeed. Start at 12:30 for the children and then 13:00 the adults both from Parque de San Bartolome de Fontanales.
A fun colourful sport day with music.
18 August, Sunday, IX Feria Artesanal y Comercial Moya en Fontanales.
At 10:00 opens the 9th Artisan and commercial fair of Fontanales. There is also bouncy castles for children. At 13:00 a music performance by “Aseres”.
24 August, Saturday, Main fiesta Day
The big weekend for the Fiestas del Pino, sees more than 200,000 people going to enjoy the Pilgrimage-Offering, the day of the Patroness and Las Marías.
The major fiesta held in Teror is the Fiesta in Honour of Nuestra Señora del Pino (Our Lady of the Pine), patron of the island of Gran Canaria. It dates back to the seventeenth century when the venerated statue of the Virgen del Pino was taken down to the island capital in order to add emphasis to their prayers for rain. By the eighteenth century a pilgrimages had started to become one of the most popular events, and still these days they remain as one of the main attractions of this traditional fiesta. The meeting of the faithful and the procession-goers on the road to Teror throughout the night are now a custom that draws thousands of visitors and residents from across the islands.
Monday, 9 September is also a bank holiday on Gran Canaria, so most non-tourism oriented shops will be closed to celebrate the revered patron saint of Gran Canaria, in honour of the Virgin of the Pine.
The festival of the Patron of the Diocese of the Canary Islands, the Virgen del Pino, congregates thousands of citizens and pilgrims from all corners of Gran Canaria and the Archipelago every September in Teror. The pilgrimage offering (September 7) and The Day of the Pine (September 8) are the most important events of the festival, which each year presents a wide range of religious, traditional, cultural, musical, sports and fun activities