Romería

Romería

RomeriaA romería is a celebration of Catholic origin consisting of a journey or pilgrimage (in festooned carts, carriages, on horseback or on foot) that goes to a sanctuary or chapel of the Madonna or the patron saint of the place, typically located in a country setting or mountain.

Romería attracts legions of people dressed in the traditional manner of the islands, singing folk songs and offering the most representative culinary products to the present people. This gives this event a colorful and an excellent opportunity to learn about an important aspect of canarian and spanish culture.

We started from morning decorating our wagon with the flags of the participating countries in the exchange and some logos. We also prepare some food to be handed out later.

“Baile de Magos”

“Baile de Magos”

Baile de MagosIn “Bailes de magos” (peasants’ dances), people from Tenerife wear their traditional dresses and enjoy the traditional music and cusine. They are named like this because “mago” is an expression that, in islands own speech, means peasant or countrypeople.

These dances are very common in Tenerife traditional parties and there is only a few municipalities that don’t celebrate it. These dances usually take place outdoors and it is compulsory to wear the traditional costume to enter in the hall of dance.