Los Abrigos’ fiestas patronales de San Blas

Los Abrigos’ fiestas patronales de San Blas

photo: Granadilla Ayuntamiento

The programme for this year’s Los Abrigos’ fiestas patronales de San Blas has been released and includes a Baile de Taifa (a kind of traditional square dance) on Saturday, 3 September, from 8pm in the main square. On Sunday 4th there is a Romeria Barquera (boathmans’ romeria) starting at 1pm in the Plaza Agua Dulce with a procession to the harbour, and music for the evening afterwards back in the main plaza.

The big day, with the procession of the religious statue from the church to the harbour and the fireworks afterwards is Saturday, 10 September, from 8.30pm. Throughout Sunday 11th, too, from midday to late, there will be events, including a procession, communal paella, floral offerings in the sea, and a dance. The full programme is below.

 

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9 Comments

  1. We are here tonight looking forward to it

  2. Hi Janet,
    It appears that today sunday 6th September is the “Noche en Blanco” and Sunday 13th September the procesion by boot and fireworks… a friend, who now is in Los Abrigos told me this.
    Strange that the website Granadilla still has the wrong information:
    http://www.granadilladeabona.org/los-abrigos-celebra-sus-fiestas-en-honor-a-san-blas-y-la-virgen-del-carmen/
    I hope people are not disappointed if they miss some “fiestas”.
    Just to inform you.
    Best regards,
    Guy

  3. Went to the fiesta in Los Abrigos last night, absolutely brilliant the firework display was the best I have seen on the Island in the last 9 years, even better than Alcala..
    Can anyone explain what the meaning is behind the boats coming in and out of the harbour during the formalities of the evening.
    Regards
    Susan

  4. Author

    It’s a fishing village and this fiesta is paying religious honour to its patron saint. The boats and the floral tributes are a traditional part of paying such respects to the saint in all coastal villages.

  5. Hi Janet do you know which date in September 2016is the process in in los abrigos carole

  6. Author

    No, I’m sorry, I still don’t know. I’ve asked the council because I know how many people are interested in this fiesta, but they haven’t bothered to reply, not even to say the date hasn’t been confirmed yet!

  7. Hi Janet, would you be so kind as to let me know what dates the Fiestas Patronales de San Blas are for September 2016, looking forward to joining in on the local celebrations again.
    Many Thanks
    Anita Hughes

  8. Author

    I can only repeat the comment immediately above from the 6th, I’m afraid that I still don’t know. As I say, I’ve asked the council because I know how many people are interested in this fiesta, but they haven’t bothered to reply, not even to say the date hasn’t been confirmed yet!

  9. It’s NORMALLY the 2nd Saturday in September which would make it the 10th …

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