there doesn’t have to be much reason in spain to have a fiesta however la romeria is quite a biggy in fiesta second to carnival time.
a romeria you say? well it comes from the word “romero” meaning travelling towards rome. it’s a catholic celebration, a pilgrimage that in today’s world is a procession, of floats, music and dancing, food and cattle! to translate in a very simple way it’s kind of spains harvest festival. the celebration lasts all day long, and why wouldn’t it?!
whilst we were recently in tenerife i took Mr HPMcQ to see his first romeria, and we went to la laguna, my mothers hometown.
everyone was dressed in their traditional local dress, and they sang and danced/walked through the old streets of la laguna, drinking and eating as they go on their way. many floats had built-in bbq’s on the back, and all of them handed out gifts of their produce be it food and/or wine. Mr HPMcQ was most impressed with his sangria, but less so with his boiled egg. the processions always end at a sanctuary, a hermitage or a church and the night always ends it a big party in the town square.
Hmm sangria or a boiled egg? Difficult choice…
Superb photos of the day – really bring the fiesta to life 🙂
i know, i mean eggs are eggs right?
This looks lovely, what great photos!
fab day out, so colourful and vibrant x
such beautiful photos! I love everything about spain although i never visited the mainland and just Majorca. Love the traditional costumes so much!So colourful!
the costumes are great aren’t they? i especially love the embroidered ones that the three ladies have on. i used to have one of the stripy ones many moons ago, they are quite hot!
What a lovely celebration. I had never heard of it before, but it looks like a great day for all the family and the kids on the carriage look too cute in their costumes x
it’s all about the families, so everyone gets to have some good fun!
My Mum and Dad spend a lot of time in Spain and are always coming across new celebrations and fiestas – we need more of that light and colour in this country don’t we! As always, gorgeous pictures.
i think that’s why i love morris dancers so much!
I’ve never heard of this before but it looks amazing and if you get Sangria then all the better 😉
everything is good when there’s sangria 😉
Don’t think I’d have been too impressed with a boiled egg either!
Gorgeous pictures, hope there’s some of this fiesta-iness occurring when we’re in Spain.
and if there isn’t you must simple insist! they don’t need much of an excuse x
Wow! What an amazing insight and such stunning pictures! I literally feel like I was just transported to Tenerife for a moment. Magical. Thanks so much xx
*passes you castanets*
I’ve read about these fiestas before and always thought they sound like fantastic fun. Great to see all your wonderful photos.
stop reading and get yourself to one, you will love it!
This looks wonderful Vanessa – what an experience to show Mr HpmcbeardyQ.
Love all the dresses and mobile bbq? Genius!
Mr McBeardyQ love it!
That looks amazing. You’re pictures are amazing – they really capture the feeling of the place. It looks great fun.
i like the one of the lady singing in the blue, she was absolutely belting that song out!