Bajada Program for the Weekend

  At 5:30 pm on Saturday the procession leaves Las Nieves to bring the statue of the virgen down to the chapel of The Incarnation (Encarnación) just above town, arriving at about 8:30 pm. This is a much more solemn religious affair than the Bajada del trono. People living along the route will throw petals as she passes. On Sunday morning the virgen enters Santa Cruz – eventually. The idea…

July 10, 2015
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Seeing the dwarves for free

July 10, 2015

  Seeing the dwarves dance in the street is a very different experience from seeing the paid performances. The singers and dancers are very tired, because they’ve been performing all night, and they’re covered in sweat. You’re much more immersed in the experience. Ont he other hand, it’s hard to get a clear view for photos. On the other hand, you’re much, much closer to them. Near the end, people…

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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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Asteroid Day – free event

June 29, 2015

  Asteroid Day is the anniversary of the Tunguska event in 1908, when a huge asteroid exploded over Siberia. There will be a free public event on Tuesday 30th of June at 19:00 at Palacio Salazar in Santa Cruz de La Palma. SCHEDULE: 19:00 – Welcome & keynote lecture 19:10 – Talks given by astronomers Speakers: Elena Nordio (Ad Astra La Palma) Vania Lorenzi (Telescopio Nazionale Galileo) Massimo Cecconi (Telescopio…

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Fiesta de La Cruz 2015

A hairdresser and customer mayos
May 3, 2015

  It’s Fiesta de la Cruz again. I was really busy this year, so I just went for a quick look at Calle Rodriguez Lopez, the street in Santa Cruz where they have all the mayos. As always, it was fun. This year they had a theme of jobs and professions.

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Fiesta de La Cruz 2015

A mayo toasting maize for gofio, snata cruz de La Palma
May 3, 2015

  It’s Fiesta de la Cruz again. I was really busy this year, so I just went for a quick look at Calle Rodriguez Lopez, the street in Santa Cruz where they have all the mayos. As always, it was fun. This year they had a theme of jobs and professions.

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