La Romería

La Romería

Every year on the 7th of September (except 2020, year of the Covid-19), masses gather to participate in what is believed to to be the oldest pilgrimage / romería of the Canary Islands archipelago. It is a blend of ancient, modern, catholic, sacred, pagan and of course, social happening. The personified statue of the Virgen is carried (most locals say: ”She goes...”) from a church in the town of Güímar to a chapel in the coastal settlement Socorro.

Romeria, Guimar - Socorro; Preparing the cross
Romeria, Guimar - Socorro; Thirst
Romeria, Guimar - Socorro; Masses carrying La Virgen
Romeria, Guimar - Socorro; In the patio
Romeria, Guimar - Socorro; Concha instrument
Romeria, Guimar - Socorro; Kiss
Romeria, Guimar - Socorro; Hoist the flag
Romeria, Guimar - Socorro; Bathing a horse
Romeria, Guimar - Socorro; Procession with mixed coultural influences
Romeria, Guimar - Socorro; La Virgen del Socorro bajando with the guanches
Romeria, Guimar - Socorro; Playing the guitar
Romeria, Guimar - Socorro; Left empty seats
Romeria, Guimar - Socorro; Fireworks in the montains
Romeria, Guimar - Socorro; Procession with music, drums
Romeria, Guimar - Socorro; A toast
Romeria, Guimar - Socorro; La Virgen with guanches entering the church / ermita
Romeria, Guimar - Socorro; Emotional
Romeria, Guimar - Socorro; Famous inprovised instrument: Racha - racha
Romeria, Guimar - Socorro; Crowded beach in the day of La Fiesta
Romeria, Guimar - Socorro; Happy
Romeria, Guimar - Socorro; Guanches entering the chapel / ermita
Romeria, Guimar - Socorro; Enjoyng the romeria
Romeria, Guimar - Socorro; Guanche stares carrying The Virgen

La Romeria

Every year on the 7th of September (except 2020, year of the Covid-19), masses gather to participate in what is believed to to be the oldest pilgrimage / romería of the Canary Islands archipelago. It is a blend of ancient, modern, catholic, sacred, pagan and of course, social happening. The personified statue of the Virgen is carried (most locals say: ”She goes...”) from a church in the town of Güímar to a chapel in the coastal settlement Socorro.

Romeria, Guimar - Socorro; Preparing the cross
Romeria, Guimar - Socorro; Fireworks in the montains
Romeria, Guimar - Socorro; Thirst
Romeria, Guimar - Socorro; Procession with music, drums
Romeria, Guimar - Socorro; Masses carrying La Virgen
Romeria, Guimar - Socorro; A toast
Romeria, Guimar - Socorro; In the patio
Romeria, Guimar - Socorro; La Virgen with guanches entering the church / ermita
Romeria, Guimar - Socorro; Concha instrument
Romeria, Guimar - Socorro; Emotional
Romeria, Guimar - Socorro; Kiss
Romeria, Guimar - Socorro; Famous inprovised instrument: Racha - racha
Romeria, Guimar - Socorro; Hoist the flag
Romeria, Guimar - Socorro; Crowded beach in the day of La Fiesta
Romeria, Guimar - Socorro; Bathing a horse
Romeria, Guimar - Socorro; Happy
Romeria, Guimar - Socorro; Procession with mixed coultural influences
Romeria, Guimar - Socorro; Guanches entering the chapel / ermita
Romeria, Guimar - Socorro; La Virgen del Socorro bajando with the guanches
Romeria, Guimar - Socorro; Enjoyng the romeria
Romeria, Guimar - Socorro; Playing the guitar
Romeria, Guimar - Socorro; Guanche stares carrying The Virgen
Romeria, Guimar - Socorro; Left empty seats

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