Corpus Christi in San Jose, 2017

Salt carpet in San Jose for Corpus Christi, 2017
June 18, 2017

Corpus Christi is also celebrated in San Jose, but the decorations are put up on Saturday evening ready for Sunday. They stay up all day on Sunday and are cleared on Sunday night. Meanwhile the one-way street below the main street becomes two way, so you can still drive from one side of the village to the other. In previous years I’ve posted photos of the finished carpets. Just for…


Corpus Christi in San Jose

May 28, 2016

The village of San José celebrates Corpus Christi on the Sunday after Mazo. Traditionally, the carpets are made out of dyed sea-salt, although lately some groups use petals, leaves and seeds as the do in Mazo. This was my favourite carpet in 2014, although it’s hard to chose. The carpets stay there until Sunday night. This means that the main street is closed to traffic, but the one way street…


Father’s Day on La Palma

Spain celebrates Father’s Day on March 19th, which is St. Jospeh’s Day (St. Joseph being Jesus’s earthly father.) So fathers will get gifts and charming, wobbly cards made at school. Since the Spanish name for St. Joseph is San José, the village of San José will be celebrating too (although the main fiesta is for St. Anne, in July). Although the 19th is Monday, most of the events happen over…

March 15, 2012