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Friday, 14 August 2009

Saturday is a Public Holiday

The 15th of August is a public holiday on La Palma. (Concepción Inmaculada, the Immaculate Conception) Most of the shops will be closed. If you can get to the village of Concepción, above Santa Cruz de la Palma, theyĺl be having their annual fiesta: lots of mobile bars blasting out salsa music, lots of stalls selling cheap toys, a religious procession, and probably a live band.

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At 17 August 2009 19:29:00 WEST , Blogger LivingonLaPalma.com said...

We had also expected everything to be closed on Saturday but it turned out that most of the shops here in Puntagorda stayed open! This particular fiesta was only celebrated on the East of the island until a couple of years ago when they decided to make it an island-wide holiday.
Maybe the message hasn't got through to our side of the island yet?
I suspect that closing businesses for festivals may be losing out to commercial 'needs'.


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