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Agüimes


Nuestra Señora del Rosario patron saint's day fiesta




Location

Autonomous region:
Canary Islands

Province/Island:
Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria
Category:
Festivity of National Tourist Interest




Description

The happy commemoration of an ancient tradition.

This fiesta, in the town of Agüimes, Gran Canaria, attracts many visitors year after year, calling to mind one of the oldest traditions of the Canary Islands. It is the “bringing of water and corn meal”, and is a joyful celebration that represents the old tradition of carrying corn, barley or wheat to the mill in order to obtain meal, a staple of the Canary Islands diet. On this day, people make their way to the mills, giving out meal to those in attendance on the way and dancing to music. Later on, the participants head back to town and, on arrival, people spray water down on them from their balconies.

Practical information

Date:
Sep 26, 2015
Place:
C/ Triana 93
35002. Agüimes (Gran Canaria. Canary Islands)

Contact details

http://www.grancanaria.com/patronato_turismo/
Tel. 928 219 600
Fax. 928 219 601

Schedules and prices

Schedule

Sep 26, 2015


* Information may be subject to modifications

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