Outlandish figures make unique the island festivals
Dwarfs – Devil and crazy horses:
Will visitors here with imagination
La Palma-fans know the witty and colorful characters of island festivals. For everybody else, we even briefly introduce the craziest and most famous figures.
La Negra Tomasa – Sosó swirls through the Indians day
Actually the Negra Tomasa is neither black nor female. Behind this Galleonsfigur of the Day of the Indianos hiding rather Victor Lorenzo Díaz, the only Samy is called by all. He has more than 20 Years at lit Carnival in Santa Cruz de la Palma to the first time black painted and brightly dressed. Thus he created a colorful counterpoint to the white inferno of Day of the Indianos, where are other light clad in colonial style therefore stroll. In the rush of powder are all but – wIR spoke with the Negra Tomasa and give Insights in the Día de los Indianos, He next time on Rosenmontag, 27. February 2017, again thousands of Carnival visitors to the capital of La Palma will entice.
La Sardina - the sardine Merry toasts in Carnival purgatory
When the Carnival to end on La Palma, one torched rings off fish from paper and fabric to the island. Here come the most guests in mourning parades and black, but nevertheless, BB´s is always fun. By the way, she finds Entierro de la Sardina called funeral on Ash Wednesday held. The Palm Eros so kill the sardine, how the programs in the communities and the weather give it up. Say: Everyone makes, what he wants - it's called Narrenfreiheit. A date for 2017 already it is clear: The sardine in Barlovento comes am 18. March on the grill. As I said: without guarantee!
Giants and convince conquer the old town of Santa Cruz
Say and write 40 Stout Cabezudos and five giant pairs conquer the 2. May of every year the old town of Santa Cruz de la Palma during the celebrations of the founding of the city. The only exception: Every five years, If the island's biggest festival – the Bajada de la Virgen de las Nieves – will be celebrated, the figures have several great performances. The most famous is undoubtedly Biscuit, the “Biscuit” with the big Napoleon Hat. He should not be confused however with the dwarves, also wear head-dresses in the style of the land-hungry Corsicans. Other famous characters are La Luna de Valencia, La Manola and El Asmático. In more recent times the Walt Disney World and fairy tale characters like snow white mingle Micky Maus and Bambi from under the Mascarones-People.
Streets and squares revive Los Mayos - figures
Worked throughout the year and each 3. May is ready: Celebrate the day of the founding of the city of Santa Cruz de La Palma, and made from fabric remnants Mayos are allowed on the road. Everywhere you can explore, where the funniest characters in a competition of the city will be awarded. Fiddling this lifelike dolls has been the 14. Century tradition in Santa Cruz.
Los Enanos - the dwarves dance polka
1833 has anyone bothered to for the first time and the Danza de los Enanos recorded in writing. However, the dwarves there within the framework of the Corpus Christi celebrations danced. Only 1905 She hoppelten with her polka in the circle of events rings to La Palma's largest Festival – and until now, they have the Bajada de la Virgen de las Nieves every five years her appearance – 2020 It is that time again! No wonder, that the souvenir industry has discovered the Zwergerln for years for themselves. But the city of Santa Cruz blocks de La Palma of the unfettered exploitation: The symbolic figure and her logo are protected. By the way: How Napoleon hats of the Enanos easily suggest, they were invented as a parody on the not exactly tall Bonaparte. Because the Emperor of the French, the Spaniards were after the war of independence of 1807 to 1814 everything else as well to speak. More info about the dwarves.
El Diablo - the devil is dancing after midnight
Who's afraid of the Boogeyman? In Tijarafe certainly nobody. The Northwest population and many other Palm Eros jostle literally about, the hell with rockets at the annual Danza del Diablo to come as close as as ICH. Why is that, and why do not deter the daring fellow dancers also possible infringements, has Ricardo García stated us. The hotshot mimed the Diablo team for years and also is a water ski star – to the article. Not to forget: The Fiesta del Diablo exploded early September every year -getting around 2.30 Watch at night.
El Borrachito Fogatero – the tipsy scorcher spraying sparks
Palm Eros of love Fireworks. That is why all always and away, If the Borrachito Fogatero in August by Mazo. At the end of the summer he can be there in the course Fiesta de la Señora de los Dolores RIP so correctly with fireworks on the vest and Sombrero. And because this figure is so popular, She has even a own website.
Los Caballos Fuscos – the Crazy Horse galoppeln in Fuencaliente
Not to be confused with the Steed from Tazacorte: the Caballos Fuscos, every year in the Fiesta de la Vendimi(a) by Fuencaliente trot. They are colorful and months crafted by the Asociación cultural Etnográfica Caballos Fuscos tinkered. Galoppeln the funny NAGs from midnight through the village during the wine harvest festival, and all guests in La Palma South community dance enthusiastically.
Los Caballos Fufos - the colorful horses hop in Tazacorte
You Gallop of every year in order to Fiesta San Miguel by Tazacorte in the West of La Palma. You have been "Invented" Caballos Fufos Palm Eros, who immigrated to Cuba and returned to their home country. Colorful, loud and funny, as in the Caribbean, the motto is accordingly. The crazy horses occur always in September and all year round on the Internet.