It’s that time of year when fiestas are taking place all over Tenerife to celebrate the patron saint of fishermen, the Virgen del Carmen.
In Las Galletas, this began on Friday night with a live band, in the square known as La Rambla, until 4am! Last night, Saturday, the turnout was even higher as the photographs below illustrate. Again, the party continued until 4 o’clock in the morning with a live band and dancing, with plenty of food stands and bars to keep the revellers refreshed.
As you can tell, the music is a Latin-American influenced salsa/merengue style, and it’s the same that they play every year!
Today there is a foam party for the children, followed by more dancing tonight. There will be a religious ritual involving a statue of the Virgen herself, where she is carried from the church in a procession around the town, taken for a short boat trip around to the next cove, then returned to Las Galletas in time for the fireworks!
For more on this celebration see Janet’s post HERE.