Festivities in honour of Isidore the Farm Labourer in the neighborhood La Pardilla in the municipality of Telde.
Fiestas Patronales María Auxiliadora in Motor Grande ( Puerto Rico ( Mogán)
The local patron saint celebrations in honour of Maria Auxiliadora, (Mary the helper of Christians) start on Friday 18th of May in Motor Grande. Offering the nearest this little native enclave on the south coast has to a traditional romeria (pilgrimage), which is on Saturday, the 25th May.
Mogán celebrates the Canary Islands Day during 2 days and includes the exhibition and sale of craftwork and gastronomic products, Canarian folklore and the tribute to the neighbor Antonio Medina ‘El Piquino’, a fisherman for more than six decades. The events will take place on May 29 and 30 in the neighborhoods of Arguineguín and Playa Mogán respectively.
On Wednesday, May 29 starting at 18:00 an ethnographic exhibition that includes an exhibition of craft work as well as various stalls for tasting and selling of local products such as honey, cheese, traditional pastries, and also traditional work. During the same day held in the Plaza de Las Marañuelas in Arguineguín, there will be a traditional music in which the Folklore Classroom of the Artistic Schools of Mogán and the Parrandas Arguín-Pino Seco, Los Pescadores and Guayajares will participate, which will animate the day with the most characteristic rhythms and lyrics of Canarian music.
On Thursday, Dia de Canarias at 20:30 at the Plaza Pedro Pedro Betancor León in Playa de Mogán there is traditional music and games from the local students of the Folklore Classroom, the performance of the Parranda de Veneguera and craft stalls of the Aborart association.
In this edition of the program of events for the Day of the Canary Islands will be honored Don Antonio Medina Santana, popularly known as ‘El Piquino’, fisherman and resident in the municipality for 65 years. Born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in 1936, at age 18 he settled in Arguineguín where he worked in the harvest of tuna and fishing with pots and trañas. Over time he specialized in the weaving and repair of nets and pots, work for which he showed great skill and which led sailors from all over the island to come to him and know him as ‘the artisan of the sea’.
The streets of the historic centre of the town of Pueblo de Mogán will host the sixth edition of ‘Expo Mogán’ between 1-2 June. Concerts, exhibitions, a market, various performances, an appetising gastronomy route, artisans.
The event is aimed at all ages and audiences, with an exclusive space for the little ones in the family, the ‘ChiquiExpo’, with various activities, such as the children’s playroom, games and traditional toys, and workshops.
Calle San José and Calle Juan Martín will be pedestrianized and closed to traffic. As in previous years, parking in the upper area of the town of Mogán.
PATRON SAINT FESTIVITIES SAN ANTONIO EL CHICO
The main street in Pueblo de Mogán will be decorated from the 6st to the 16th of June to celebrate the local patron saint festivities. The San Antonio El Chico 2019 festivities program integrates tradition, culture, sports, leisure with the participation of many residents in the organisation of activities.
The program of festivities includes musical shows and activities for children, traditional children’s games, traditional games for adults, comedy shows, fiestas and concerts.
Fifty days after Easter Monday the Festivities of San Vicente Ferrer , patron of the municipality, are celebrated, commemorating the day on which the saint was brought from the Church of Teror to his final parish in Valleseco. Depending on the dates of celebration of Holy Week, these holidays may fall in mid-May or early June. This year this date falls on Monday June 10. During these events, different events take place, such as musical performances, plays, popular festivals, cattle fairs, painting exhibitions, etc.
Main days of the festivities:
Saturday 8 June, a day for the whole family, from 11.00, Children’s Party “Pa to the day” with inflatables, Dolls Show and Workshops.
At 17.00 the Third Festival Holi Pal Color, with the participation of DJ Antonio Boada. Finishing with the musical show “Los 80 a mi manera” by Patricia Muñoz.
On Sunday 9 June, there is the Egg and Pincha de la Sidra Festival, a day with the distribution of more than 1500 hard boiled eggs for all attendees and the spicha of cider, with about 500 liters of the local cider. With the performances of Los Sabandeños and the group Los 600, ending the day with the show “Ayer, Hoy y Siempre”, remembering Antonio Machín.
The big day, Monday 10th, traditional Cattle Exhibition Fair, where a large number of farmers from different parts of the island attend, this fair-exhibition being one of the greatest achievements for the promotion of livestock in general.
Later, in the main street of the town at 13.30, will be the delivery of prizes by the municipal and island authorities to the best copies of the fair, then, pig roast party
Finalizing with a tribute to the teachers of the municipality, and the performances of the group Atlantida and Los Gofiones.
The neighbourhood of El Tablero will celebrate their XXII Feria de La Zafra on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 June.
Organised by the San Bartolomé de Tirajana town hall’s department of Culture and Action, the Harvest Fair is held every year as a cultural and festive event with the double objective of honouring the memory of the pioneer residents and, also, remembering the importance of the agricultural work that they carried out to earn their livelihood.
sample of local handicrafts, children’s craft workshops, traditional Canarian games, exhibition and sale of gastronomic produce, a reading corner, exhibitions of the native stick play and martial arts and the famous shepherd’s leap used for centuries by goat herders to cross this island’s mountainous terrain, separate workshops of chácaras and drums and of creation of rag dolls will also play a novel role alongside typical and traditional snacks of the harvest.
It’s San Juan, one of the biggest celebration weekends on Gran Canaria and throughout Spain, and that entails many traditional fiestas, midnight dips in the sea and various rituals with bonfires and fireworks. Every municipality and neighbourhood is likely to have their own bonfire, as long as there is no fire alert, and there are always strict rules to be followed.
The biggest celebration is in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. This year 2019 marks the 541 st Anniversary festivities of the foundation of the city at the same time.
FIESTAS DEL ALBARICOQUE
The picturesque village of Fataga in the municipality of San Bartolome de Tirajana, celebrate their apricot festival 28.6.-1.7.2019
On Saturday evening the Gran Romeria, a pilgrimage offering throughout the streets of this most picturesque little mountain village just 25 minutes drive from Maspalomas.
The Fiestas del Carmen program will include a wide variety of religious, traditional, cultural and festive events for everyone. Aquatics, sports, youth and children’s activities, traditional games, concerts, even the now traditional “lowering of the branch” a ritual offering dating back to pre-christian conquest, and of course the main “Romería” pilgrimage processions; all topped off by the annual highlight of maritime processions between Arguineguín and Puerto de Mogán.
“La Virgen del Carmen” is the patron saint of sailors, and her feast day is observed in the main Mogán fishing towns of Arguineguín and Puerto de Mogán. The maritime procession and religious service close the annual celebrations which include a variety of events, with one of the highlights being the “Bajada de la Rama” (the lowering of the branch) a tradition unique to the islands, embodied most fervently in the north west of Gran Canaria’s eponymous annual fiestas in Agaete each August, but nowadays prevalent in so many other island fiestas in coastal communities, whereby a tree branch is carried through the streets, to the sound of music and revelry, before being lowered into the sea as a prayer for autumn rains and for fertility.
There will be religious ceremonies and a terrestrial “Romería” procession, where sailors dressed in white carry the revered statue of the virgin up to Marañuelas Beach, to pray a rosary.
The major event of the celebrations, and the most famous, is the annual maritime procession, when the statue of Our Lady The Virgin is taken form the port of Arguineguín to the port of Mogán followed by a huge array of fishing boats and leisure craft, with a return journey being completed the following Sunday.
On that day, sailors and fishermen decorate their boats, in order to celebrate their big day to the rhythm of the music bands, the noise of the motors of the boats and the sound of people enjoying themselves. The most picturesque part of this procession is when the two statues meet on arrival to the fishing port of Mogán. Afterwards there is a procession up to the town square, where there is dancing to the live brass band, and later the procession returns to their starting point. The following week the fiestas continue in Playa de Mogán, also in honour of Nuestra Señora del Carmen, following the same maritime route but in the other direction, from Puerto de Mogán to Arguineguín.
The main Romería, the pilgrimage to the Virgen del Carmen de Arguineguín is one of the events that attracts a lot of residents and visitors.
In 2019, Tuesday, the 16th is the Day of Our Lady of Carmen is celebrated, which is also a bank holiday in the municipality of Mogán.
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
Texas, Fangoria, Miss Caffeina, Carlos Sadness, Sidecars, Niños Mutantes, Elefantes … make up the poster of a Sum festival that in its second edition will once again become one of the main cultural offering of the Canary Islands.
The music festival, held in INFECAR , in Las Palmas, will have 2 big stages, special areas, restaurants, relaxation area … and the possibility of living a great tourist offer to say goodbye to the summer in Gran Canaria
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The first Sunday of October , this year on October 6 , takes place the other great celebration of the municipality of Valleseco. The festivities in honour of Our Lady of the Incarnation . It is also the Apple Festival in which the neighbors come on pilgrimage with their carts from all the neighborhoods dressed in their typical costumes to offer the Virgin the products of the land on the eve of the main day.
In 2011 this festival has been declared a Regional Tourist Interest Festival by the Government of the Canary Islands.
The apple is the symbol of Valleseco par excellence