Canary Day 2012

 
The flag of the Canary Islands Autonomous Region of Spain
The flag of the Canary Islands Autonomous Region of Spain

Wednesday is Canary Day. It’s a big thing here.
On Tuesday, most schools will have a party for the second half of the morning. They’ll serve traditional food (probably lots of gofio) and play traditional folk music. Some will have Canarian sports, like the Shepherd’s Leap. Schools and most shops will be shut on Wednesday.

There’s a good chance that you’ll be able to catch a folk group performing somewhere.

The Cumbre Nueva folk group danmcing outside El Paso's silk museum, La Palma island
The Cumbre Nueva folk group danmcing outside El Paso’s silk museum
Man dancing in traditional dress, El PAso, La Palma island
Man dancing in traditional dress
Woman dancing in traditional dress. El Paso, La Palma island
Woman dancing in traditional dress.
The Cumbre Nueva orchestra
The Cumbre Nueva orchestra

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