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Friday, 25 September 2009

Upcoming fiestas for St Michael

Fufu horses, Tazacorte fiesta, La Palma island
Tuesday 29th September is the feast day of St Michael the Archangel, who is the patron saint of La Palma.

St Michael is a big thing in Tazacorte. The fiesta there has been rumbling all all month, but the main event is the Fufu horses, which will dance at 9 pm Monday, followed by a parade of floats.

In San Pedro (BreƱa Alta) at midnight on Saturday or very early on Sunday morning they're reviving an old tradition where the devil turns up at the party (a man in a costume with lit fireworks strapped to him) only to be vanquished by the cross of Jesus. I want to see this.

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