Gran Canaria will receive groups from Indonesia, Russia, Morocco, Senegal, Benin, Italy and Spain with the celebration of the XXIV International Festival of Folklore Villa de Ingenio.
The 24th edition of the festival, which will be held this year from 12 to 31 July, has become a cultural reference on the island.
The event is meant to be not only as a sample of the rich folklore through traditional music and dance that is practiced in the invited countries, but also as a platform for the exchange of flavors of the gastronomies of the invited nations, exhibition of native sports, workshops, exhibitions, literary and photographic contests.
24.7. at 20:30 at Plaza Ntra. Sra. De La Candelaria tasting of meals prepared for the “Intercultural meals” workshop . The groups of the present edition of the Festival participate, in addition to the Villa de Ingenio Calender Association (ACVI), AFC Guayadeque, AF Las Mahoreras, AF Tacoremi, Parranda de Mayo de Ingenio, Parranda El Draguillo, Parranda Pa’Ingenio, Parranda San Gabriel, different families and neighbors of the municipality and Coros y Danzas de Ingenio. The activity will be free and for charity purposes. Those who wish may donate 1kg upon arrival. of non-perishable food or hygiene or cleaning products.
July 25, at 20:30, both in Ingenio, and on the 26th, in Carrizal (20:30 ), two parades in which the folkloric groups invited to the aforementioned event will take part, declared a Festival of Tourist Interest of Canary Islands.
( 25.7. parade from La Cantonera to Plaza de La Candelaria. Carrizal parade on 26.7. via Avenida Carlos V to el Centro Cívico de Carrizal )
26.7. 10:30 at Campo de Luchas de Los Molinillos: Workshops, exchange of ideas, experiences, opinions, etc. between the components of the participating groups and the general public. Activity is open to all and also include an exhibition of native games, Canarian wrestling and stick fighting.
30.7. Performance of the groups participating in the Festival in different parts of the geography of Gran Canaria.
The International Folklore Festival Villa de Ingenio was born in 1996 on the initiative of the Cultural Association “Coros y Danzas de Ingenio”, which is a full member of CIOFF Spain, an agency of UNESCO and therefore it has among its main objectives, to work to protect, promote and disseminate traditional and popular culture, promote cultural exchange among the peoples of the world, encouraging artistic creativity attending to respect to people and cultural diversity, rescuing, preserving and spreading tangible and intangible cultural heritage of peoples of the world; placing the image of Ingenio, Gran Canaria and the Canary Islands as a cauldron of popular culture in the world.
As part of the Fiestas de San Lorenzo “Los Fuegos de San Lorenzo” is the most important and famous pyrotechnic spectacle of Gran Canaria that takes place on the night of 9 to 10 August, and that in its last edition enjoyed 60,000 people. thousands of kilos of gunpowder light up the sky in San Lorenzo for 30 minutes
Boda Expo, the biggest wedding fair on Gran Canaria returns to INFECAR.
Usually from 10:00-20:00 on both days, with the most important pret-a-porter bridal walkway in the Canaries.
If you are getting married, planning to or just love all the wedding stuff, you can not miss this. Many of the exhibitors will also have exclusive offers for BodaExpo.