FESTIVIDADE DA VIRXE DE GUADALUPE

In The Way of Saint James
In The Way of Saint James

Galician Festivals of Tourist Interest

Dates of celebration 13/09 - 20/09

Location

Parish: Rianxo (Santa Comba)

  Rianxo - A Coruña

Coordinates: 42º 39' 06.9" N - 8º 49' 06.9" W


Description

A picturesque, seafaring town that was portrayed to perfection by Castelao, its most illustrious resident. The towns close connections with Mexico and passion of the seamen have turned the Virgin de Guadalupe into an object of true devotion. This dearly beloved image is carried out on a maritime procession by the sailors who show it off to the rest of the town. At midnight, the bands and local people sing a popular song in the candlelight that says "descalciña pola area parece unha rianxeira". This festival is held around 8th September.

Further features

Religious

The Ways of St. James

The Route of the Sea of Arousa and River Ulla

FESTIVIDADE DA VIRXE DE GUADALUPE

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