Pandorgas

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. 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…

July 12, 2010
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Programme for Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th

9 am Children’s sport Canoeing in the port Aerobics in Calle O Daly Basketball in the sport area, just outside the port of Santa Cruz Skating in the sea front car park Tai Chi Plaza José Mata Death slide / zip wireSanta Catalina castle Cycling A route around the town 11 am Children’ ballet, “The Dance of the Mermaids” First performance: Plaza de la Alameda; Second Acera Ancha; third: Plaza…

July 10, 2010
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Programme for Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th

9 am Children’s sport Canoeing in the port Aerobics in Calle O Daly Basketball in the sport area, just outside the port of Santa Cruz Skating in the sea front car park Tai Chi Plaza José Mata Death slide / zip wireSanta Catalina castle Cycling A route around the town 11 am Children’ ballet, “The Dance of the Mermaids” First performance: Plaza de la Alameda; Second Acera Ancha; third: Plaza…

July 10, 2010
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Moving the Throne

The main event on Sunday was the huge procession to bring the Virgin’s throne down from Las Nieves to Santa Cruz de la Palma. The throne comes apart into perhaps twenty pieces, each mad of wood, covered with silver. It’s a great honour to carry one, but some of the sections look like they weigh a ton. Last time I went to the bajada del trono it was baking hot….

July 5, 2010
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Moving the Throne

The main event on Sunday was the huge procession to bring the Virgin’s throne down from Las Nieves to Santa Cruz de la Palma. The throne comes apart into perhaps twenty pieces, each mad of wood, covered with silver. It’s a great honour to carry one, but some of the sections look like they weigh a ton. Last time I went to the bajada del trono it was baking hot….

July 5, 2010
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“The Little Week” beings in La Palma

All sorts of things will be happening in the streets of Santa Cruz de la Palma on Saturday, (street theatre, music, batukada, which is serious percussion, and the new marina’s open to the public). At 8 pm there’s a folk music festival at the central stage (the one in the port car park). At midnight, there’s a public dance on the sea-front, and another concert at the Alemeda square (near…

July 3, 2010
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