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San Benito Abad Pilgrimage

  • La Laguna pays tribute to San Benito Abad in the pilgrimage through the city streets, in a demonstration of the best of Canary Island folklore © EFE

    La Laguna pays tribute to San Benito Abad in the pilgrimage through the city streets, in a demonstration of the best of Canary Island folklore © EFE

  

Category

Festivity of Tourist Interest

Dates

Jul 11, 2020 to Jul 12, 2020
San Cristóbal de la Laguna
Tenerife, Canary Islands
Tenerife

Telephone+34 922601184

E-mailarchivomunicipal@aytolalaguna.es

Websitehttp://www.aytolalaguna.com

This is one of the most traditional, deep-rooted fiestas of the Canary Islands.

The San Benito Abad Pilgrimage is the most emblematic of its kind held in the Canaries. Its origins go back to a ceremony of thanks made to the saint by farmers for their summer harvest. Many people now take part in the event. They come wearing traditional dress, and there are plenty of folk songs and dancing, along with examples of regional gastronomy.

Over the days prior to the event, there are a range of traditional activities such as the election of the Pilgrimage Queen in Junior and Senior categories; the "Copla" (traditional ballad) Festival; the Wizards' Dance and the 7 Islands Festival. The day of the pilgrimage is the main event of the fiesta: wagons and street musicians take part, and food is given out amongst the people in attendance.

  

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