If you want to get to know La Gomera in-depth, you have to enjoy its popular festivals. Few things tell us more about a place than the traditional festivities of the area. On the Columbian island, where some of the unique Canarian traditions survive, you will find the most characteristic elements of the traditional Canarian festive idiosyncrasy.
As a general rule, the fiestas in La Gomera are popular pilgrimages associated with the patron saints of each locality: San Sebastián, San Isidro, the Virgin of Guadalupe, the Virgin of Carmen, Santa Clara… Traditional acts predominate in them, from masses and processions to traditional dances, always accompanied by the instruments and the necessary clothing. The celebrations in San Sebastian, the capital of the island, stand out among all the celebrations in La Gomera. Their patron saint festivities, such as that of the Virgin of Guadalupe, are the most popular devotion raised. The highlight is La Bajada (celebrated every 5 years), the transfer by boat of the image of the Virgin, affectionately known by everyone as La Morenita, from the hermitage of Puntallana to the church of the Assumption of San Sebastian.
The carnivals, the bonfires of San Marcos, the Holy Kings… There are parties for all tastes! Choose yours!