La Palma celebrates St Michael’s day

Whirling Fufo horses dance in Tazacorte, La Palma, Canary Islands
Whirling Fufo horses dance in Tazacorte for the fiesta of St Michael

Tazacorte celebrates its main annual fiesta this month, since its patron saint is St Michael the Archangel, who is also the patron saint of La Palma. There’s something happening most days, but the famous bit is the dance of the Fufo horses on Wednesday 28th at 9:30 pm.

While you’re there, you might want to visit the exhibition in a restored mansion called Casa Massieu, which is open from Mondays to Fridays, 10.00-13.30. Unfortunately the web site doesn’t say what the exhibition’s about.

And if you missed the devil dancing in Tijarafe, he’ll turn up at the smaller fiesta in the hamlet of San Miguelin Breña Alta.

The devil, spouting lit fireworks at San Miguel, Brena Alta, La Palma
The devil, spouting fire at San Miguel, Brena Alta

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Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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