Pandorgas

July 6, 2015

  As far as I know, they only have pandorgas on La Palma. These are frames of balsa wood, covered with tissue paper to make a lantern, and decorated. Tonight, they’ll put candles inside them, and have a procession starting at 9:30 pm. It’ll run along A. Rodríguez López, Plaza de la Cruz del Tercero, calle Pérez de Brito, placeta de Borrero, calles Álvarez de Abreu, Lemus, O’Daly, Pérez de…

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The 2015 Bajada is starting

The dancing dwarves, bajada de la virgen, Santa Cruz de La Palma
June 27, 2015

  The island of La Palma will soon go nuts for about five weeks as we celebrate the bajada. Bajada means “coming down” and in this case, they bring the statue of the Virgin Mary down from the lovely church at Las Nieves down to Santa Cruz. They’ve been doing this every five years since 1676, when the statue was credited with ending a terrible drought. These days the bajada…

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La Palma’s Bajada Programme for Tuesday and Wednesday

Pandorgas, Santa Cruz de la Palma, 2010
July 13, 2010

Last night’s pandorgas were beautiful. And he first one in the procession was the world cup, which got a tremendous cheer. Tuesday 13th 10 am – 2 pm The usual sporting stuff in the sports ground. 12 noon. All the church bells will ring at once. 12:15 Special concert by the municipal band in the Casas Consistoriales de Santa Cruz de La Palma. 5 pm Dance of the gargoyles going…

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Pandorgas

As far as I know, they only have pandorgas on La Palma. These are frames of balsa wood, covered with tissue paper to make a lantern, and decorated. Tonight, they’ll put candles inside them, and have a procession starting at 9:30 pm. It’ll run along A. Rodríguez López, Plaza de la Cruz del Tercero, calle Pérez de Brito, placeta de Borrero, calles Álvarez de Abreu, Lemus, O’Daly, Pérez de Brito…

July 12, 2010
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Programme for Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th

9 am Children’s sport Canoeing in the port Aerobics in Calle O Daly Basketball in the sport area, just outside the port of Santa Cruz Skating in the sea front car park Tai Chi Plaza José Mata Death slide / zip wireSanta Catalina castle Cycling A route around the town 11 am Children’ ballet, “The Dance of the Mermaids” First performance: Plaza de la Alameda; Second Acera Ancha; third: Plaza…

July 10, 2010
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Programme for Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th

9 am Children’s sport Canoeing in the port Aerobics in Calle O Daly Basketball in the sport area, just outside the port of Santa Cruz Skating in the sea front car park Tai Chi Plaza José Mata Death slide / zip wireSanta Catalina castle Cycling A route around the town 11 am Children’ ballet, “The Dance of the Mermaids” First performance: Plaza de la Alameda; Second Acera Ancha; third: Plaza…

July 10, 2010
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