The San Lorenzo Valley Pilgrimage in honor of Our Lady of Fatima It came back stronger than ever, with a success of participation that had not been seen in a long time, after two years without being able to celebrate this festival with deep roots and devotion in Arona. A pilgrimage that the Arona City Council has already requested to be declared an Asset of Intangible Cultural Interest (BIC).
Thousands of aroneros, aroneras, visitors from other municipalities and tourists, of all ages, this Sunday accompanied the Virgin of Fátima in this traditional pilgrimage, which has been celebrated since 1950, gaining strength in 1973, and converted into the pilgrimage that today represents to the Ahijadero Valley, already consolidated as one of the oldest in the municipality and in the South Region.
Pilgrimage of Valle San Lorenzo and devotion to the Virgin of Fatima
A dozen floats advanced between neighbors and neighbors, dressed in traditional clothing, accompanied the image of the virgin along with the cultural groups of the municipality singing isas, folías, malagueñas and other traditional Canarian songs, traveling the three kilometers that separate the Parish of San Lorenzo Mártir and one of the places of special significance for Arona in general, and Valle San Lorenzo in particular: the Mirador de La Centinela. Once at the top, the floral offering and the blessing of the town of Arona and its inhabitants were made, before visible gestures of emotion from those present.
The Pilgrimage of Valle San Lorenzo, like every year, will continue to retrace the path and take Our Lady of Fátima to the parish of Valle San Lorenzo, while the aroneros and aroneras will continue celebrating this special and long-awaited day until late at night, with party and joy.