Pandorgas

Pandorga in the Plaza España, Santa Cruz de la Palma, today.
Pandorga in the Plaza España, Santa Cruz de la Palma, today.

As far as I know, they only have pandorgas on La Palma. These are frames of balsa wood, covered with tissue paper to make a lantern, and decorated.

Pandorgas in the Plaza España, Santa Cruz de la Palma, today.
Pandorgas in the Plaza España, Santa Cruz de la Palma, today.

Tonight, they’ll put candles inside them, and have a procession starting at 9:30 pm. It’ll run along A. Rodríguez López, Plaza de la Cruz del Tercero, calle Pérez de Brito, placeta de Borrero, calles Álvarez de Abreu, Lemus, O’Daly, Pérez de Brito and Dr. Pérez Camacho, up to the Avenida Nuestra Señora de Las Nieves, where they’ll burn them all.

he parade of Pandorgas from 2005, Santa Cruz de la Palma
The parade of Pandorgas from 2005, Santa Cruz de la Palma

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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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