Un lugar PARA DISFRUTAR

A village that knows how to celebrate


Throughout the year, all neighborhoods in the municipality of Agüimes participate in parades and tradtional festivities. Some of them of great tourist interest that manage to congregate people by the thousands, who flock there for its good atmosphere and fun.

 

January

  • The three Wise Men festivities

February

  • Carnival festivities

March

April

  • Celebrations for the Holy Week

May

  • Festivities for Saint José Obrero

June

July

August

September

  • Saint Pino festivities (Nuestra señora del Pino)

October

  • Saint Rosario (Nuestra Señora del Rosario)
  • "La Traía del Agua y del Gofio"
  • "El Encuentro en el Casco"

November

December

January


"Cabalgata" - : Since 1956, the town of Agüimes has become a live historical setting that represents the most emblematic moments of the birth of Christ and the coming of the Three Wise Men. It is celebrated on January 5 of each year, a parade that represents the scene of the arrival of the three Magi, more commonly known as the Three Wise Men, who march through the Historic Center of Agüimes.

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February


Carnival : it is the great party, with the most roots within the municipality. Not even the times of the spanish dictatorship managed to take this party and its participants to a stop. This confirms the immense support for this celebration by the people of Agüimes and the island itself. The Agüimes Carnival is an authentic party, it cannot be described with words such as festivity and artifice. It is a very popular and participative party, with lots of costumes, food, music, "batucada" ... You can't miss it!

April


The passion of Christ: Framed within Holy Week, this scenography of the life and death of Jesus Christ has been performed on the streets of the Historic District since 1993. It is organized and directed by the La Salle Association, based on in the text "... And he was Son of Man", by the writer Orlando Hernández, favorite son of the Villa de Agüimes.

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May


San José Obrero : "Cruce de Arinaga" is one of the most populated cities in the municipality, it celebrates its main festival called "San José Obrero". This is a neighborhood created by the confluence of people who settled in this part of the island to work in agriculture. The festival recalls its identity and its traditional elements during these festivals. With its "Romería", offering to San José Obrero, and the Livestock Fair, the festivities of San José Obrero celebrate around sharecropping and grazing, one of the most important events in the municipality.

September


Festivities for Patron Saint Pino (Nuestra señora del Pino): The Arinaga beach becomes overflowed with life and festivities during summer. It is a time that ends the year with celebrations in honor of Lady Pino, patron saint of the island of Gran Canaria. Within the framework of this festival, there is a swarm of people who attend "Vará del Pescao". This is a very popular celebration that pays tribute to the town's historical fisheries and fishermen, as Agüimes used to live off harvesting sea food and fishing in its past.

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October


Nuestra patrona, Señora del Rosario: This is the only festival that attracts National tourist Interest on the island. Within the celebration of this patron saint festivities, "Encuentro del Casco" takes place. This event takes the people to the streets accompanied with music and gastronomic treats like tapas. The Rosario festivities also host the "Traída del Gofio y Agua", a largely popular event that recalls one of the oldest historical traditions of Agüimes. It also hosts the "Romería-Ofrenda", that can be translated as "offering" for Lady Rosario. It is celebrated during the last week of September and the first week of October.