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.

Slovak presentation

Slovak presentation

Slovak presentationSlovak group presented their country. They bring us some food (not much because of luggage restrictions) and many sweets also. Everyone could get chocolate sweets from Slovakia.

Then showed us a presentation describing their country, it’s main cities and regions and also some traditions. A little quiz was made, participants has to guess for each member of the Slovak group what is their favourite sport.