The tradition and the party returned this Sunday May 15 to war valleyin the municipality of The lagoon, where the truce in the incidence of Covid-19 cases has made it possible to recover a pilgrimage that in 2022 celebrates its 73rd anniversary. Although the Festival Commission had “just three weeks” to organize the festivitiesthe companies and the neighbors responded and made it possible for a pilgrimage to take place that was reminiscent of those from before the pandemic, although only 21 of the 33 carts and carts that usually participate in this pilgrimage in honor of San Isidro Labrador and Santa María de la Cabeza.
Before a large audience and on a completely sunny day, the pilgrimage of Valle de Guerra He returned through the front door, with the illusion accumulated in 2020 and 2021, years in which it was not possible to enjoy the passage of the carts and their parrandas. After the 12:00 mass, which was attended by the mayor, Luis Yeray Gutierrezand most of the Municipal Corporation, the pilgrimage began its round trip from the church to the El Puente area.
The entourage opened it the flower dance, followed by San Isidro and Santa María de la Cabeza and the civil and religious authorities. The first cart, that of this year’s Festival Committee, wanted to pay tribute to the children and adults pilgrimage. Aymara, Sheila, Valeria, Evelyn, Yeneba, Fayna, Nayara and Ylenia they could finally enjoy their festive titles from last year in a real pilgrimage. A detail so that they could live what the pandemic stole from them in 2021, as explained by the vice president and the secretary of the 2022 commission, Vanesa and Natalia, very grateful for the support of the businesses, the neighbors and the parish priest Julius Ribotwhich they defined as “a wonderful cure”.
With 21 of the usual 33 wagons and carts, Valle de Guerra took to the streets to celebrate the pilgrimage in honor of San Isidro Labrador and Santa María de la Cabeza with the same enthusiasm as always
The fighter Jose Neftali El Chavalin He proudly showed off his cart as a tribute to the barber Yayo Falero, adorned with a huge razor and coming from El Moral street. The La Higuera car, with 19 years of family tradition, was commanded by two “first cousins”: Damián and Iván. next to him, The Directionlesswhich fulfilled 20 years of tradition with a “recycled” cart that had the appearance of an old tobacco dryer.
The Méndez wagon, with more than 25 years of pilgrimages behind it, was crowned by a giant fruit bowl, full of pumpkins, apples and pineapples. Along with her party, family and friends of Valle de Guerra and Tegueste. Los Panaderos also celebrated 21 years of Romero tradition and with their name they remembered the origin of the cart in the shape of an old kitchen cupboard: the Pilgrim Bakery family.
the boys They claimed with their cart the character of a “only local” pilgrimage, made by and for the Valleros, although visitors are always well received and entertained in a pilgrimage in which food and wine are shared and distributed while they last.
The cart “El 28” came out for the first time in this 2022 to remember that Alfonso and Julia, and Miguel and Irene, were married on the 28th. These two couples and their families were able to enjoy a different experience on a cart with which Alfonso García was able to remember moments that he already enjoyed “as a bachelor, more than 30 years ago.” For 20 years, Bruno and his friends have also brought out the cart in the shape of a stall selling nougat: The Nougat of the Snowsa tribute to a lady from the town who now brings together friends from Valle de Guerra, but also from La Palma, Gran Canaria and even from Germany.
The pilgrimage procession was completed by the Lomo Solís wagon, the Bodega Pepe Ledesma wagon, the El Surco wagon, El Grupo, the La Unión wagon or the The Estalage, decorated with a giant broom and shovel. Lolo, who for years went to the Valley pilgrimage on a wooden bicycle, premiered this Sunday a curious and original scooter made with wood, iron and a little rubber.
The day ended with a lively festival in the church square, enlivened by the Generation and New Line Orchestra. For this Monday, May 16, the exhibition of Carretero’s Day is pending, starting at 4:00 p.m., and the performance of the Reve group.