Fiesta del Albaricoque
The annual Apricot fair in the beautiful village of Fataga
Patron Saint festivities “el Pino” of Gran Canaria in Teror.
8 September is the main festivity day and also a bank holiday on Gran Canaria.
Legend has it that in 1481 a vision of the Virgin Mary appeared to some shepherds on the top of a pine tree and since then Nuestra Señora del Pino (Our Lady of the Pines) played an important role in the history and the everyday life of the people of Gran Canaria. When in 1914 the Pope Pius XII proclaimed her patron saint of the island, the small town of Teror, with its sanctuary, became the religious capital of the island.
On 8th September, the Fiesta de la Virgen del Pino (Feast of Our Lady of the Pines) is celebrated and numerous pilgrims from all over the island come to Teror to pay reverence to the saint. It is the most important religious festival on the island.