Celebrated on May 30, the Canary Islands come alive on this special occasion to celebrate the anniversary of the first session of the Parliament of the Canary Islands (1983).
I was lucky enough to be able to take part in certain festivities in Las Palmas (on Gran Canaria Island), and in particular the parade with dance and traditional music.
You know how much I like to discover local customs; I’ve already shared the Carnival with you in my article Las Palmas.
This time it's a different register, people are much more dressed, hahaha but it's just as interesting!
I’m fascinated to see that certain cultural customs are not lost, quite the contrary, and that they continue to be transmitted from generation to generation.
My godchildren also had to dress up at school for this event, nothing like to develop curiosity and opening their minds to other cultures.
All ages are represented and they honour their traditions in costumes, women as well as men!
And all this with surprising musicians and instruments…
Obviously, it makes you want to dance and move your body. And it's good for the mood!
A real burst of joy and enthusiasm.
But a parade would be nothing without its floats, here they are all pulled by animals like in the old days.
You will notice the fruits and vegetables displayed on the floats, of course those found on the island, and which made it famous, especially at the time of Christopher Columbus (but I’ll talk to you more about them in a future article).