El Borrachito fiesta

Model of a man hosing out sparks El Borrachito fiesta, Mazo, La Palma
August 22, 2016

Last night was the “Borrachito” fiesta in Hoyo de Mazo. I’ve lived here for 25 years, and managed to miss this one every single year, even though I only live 15 minutes drive away. Last night I finally made it. It starts off like a normal fiesta. There’s a stage in the village square with a band playing salsa music while people dance, and the square is lined with mobile…

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Happy New 2016

New Year Fireworks in Santa Cruz de la Palma
January 1, 2016

I hope you enjoyed new year’s eve, I hope 2016 brings you whatever you most want. I “split the year” (as they say in Spanish) with my family. New year is a big thing in Spain. Many people dress up – I mean really glam up, as though they were going to the opera at Glynbourne or an American prom. Traditionally, lots of people eat out. At midnight, people traditionally…

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Sunset festival 2013 Tazacorte: UPDATE

Tazacorte is holding a sunset festival on Friday, Saturday an Sunday. All events will be held on the sea-front. UPDATE: Craft fair on the sea front Saturday: 7 pm Procession 7:45 pm Watch the sunset with LL.A.M. Street Music 8:30-11 pm Astronomical observations 9 pm Arial Dance 9:30 pm Concert: Nayaband, The Mahoney Soul Band, DJ Dadda Wanche Sunday 10-14 h Sand sculpture workshop 12:00 Puppets 13:00 Circus spectacular

October 11, 2013
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San Isidro Livestock Fair, 2011

This weekend they’re holding the second biggest livestock fair on the island, at San Isidro, in Breña Alta. (The biggest is San Antonio del Monte, in June). It starts off with a procession which brings the statue of the saint from the church to the fairground at 9 am on Saturday. People bring their animals, and there are prizes for the best milk cow, best bull, best goat, etc. Most…

May 13, 2011
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