La Palma celebrates St Michael’s day

Fufo horses dancing in Taacorte, 2008

Tazacorte celebrates its main annual fiesta this month, since its patron saint is St Michael the Archangel, who is also the patron saint of La Palma. There’s something happening most days, but the famous bit is the dance of the Fufo horses on Wednesday 28th at 9:30 pm.

While you’re there, you might want to visit the exhibition in a restored mansion called Casa Massieu, which is open from Mondays to Fridays, 10.00-13.30. Unfortunately the web site doesn’t say what the exhibition’s about.

And if you missed the devil dancing in Tijarafe, he’ll turn up at the smaller fiesta in the hamlet of San Miguel in Breña Alta.

The devil spouting lit fireworks in San Miguel, 2009

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