photo: Granadilla Ayuntamiento
This year’s Los Abrigos’ fiestas patronales de San Blas will be held between Friday, 31 August, and Tuesday, 12 September. The full programme is HERE and starts properly on the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd September with the Noche de Taifa on Saturday evening and the Romería Barquera on Sunday, 3 September. The main day of the fiestas, however, with the procession of the religious statue from the church to the harbour and the fireworks afterwards, is Saturday, 9 September, and throughout Sunday 10th, too, there will be events, including a procession, communal paella, floral offerings in the sea, and a dance.
There is a video below of a different Romería Barquera – that of Senora Mercedes de Roja in El Médano, filmed by Nikki Attree in 2017 – but it will give a great idea of what these events are like.