by | Jul 9, 2019

The municipality of La Laguna is preparing to celebrate the Fiestas in honour of San Benito Abad. One of the most famous and deep-rooted popular festivals of the Canary Islands ??.

One of the most popular events of the festivities, is the Regional Pilgrimage of San Benito Abad, which will take place on Sunday 14 July. Its origin is linked to the appreciation for the summer crops, which expressed the farmers ? to the saint.

Many people travel from different parts of the island to participate in the event. Dressed in traditional costumes, playing and singing in rondallas, dancing in folkloric groups, they enjoy the local gastronomy ? on a different day.

Other events that take place days before are: the Election of the Romera Mayor, Infantil and Mayores; the Festival of the Copla, the Dance of Magicians and the 7 Islands Festival, etc. The historic centre is dressed up in gala, showing a great colour in the windows, lanterns, etc.