El Hierro’s four-yearly Bajada de la Virgen de los Reyes cancelled due to covid

Photo: El Hierro Cabildo.

As I posted HERE, the once-every-five-year chance to see the dwarves dance in La Palma’s fiesta in honour of the island’s patron saint, the Bajada de la Virgen de Las Nieves (the descent of our lady of the snows), has been cancelled this summer after being postponed last. And now another very famous bajada, also of great meaning for the faithful, has been cancelled. This latest ritual covid victim is the four-yearly Bajada de la Virgen de los Reyes, which should have been held this July and August but which now, like that of the Virgen de las Nieves, take place in 2025.