The good weather accompanied the desire to party that the citizens satisfy with whatever celebration is within reach after La Gomera. Yesterday it was the turn for the War Valley Pilgrimage, which celebrated its LXXIII edition in honor of San Isidro Labrador and Santa María de la Cabeza. Hundreds of people gathered around the church to start the tour in which more than twenty carts participated, a path that was enlivened by various folk groups.
The day ended with a festival in the church square that was enlivened by the GeneraSión orchestra and the Nueva Línea group.
The mayor, Luis Yeray Gutiérrez, and the Councilor for Fiestas, Badel Albelo, thanked the San Isidro Labrador and Santa María de la Cabeza Festival Commission, as well as all the people who have collaborated in the programming, “the effort and the love put into keeping this tradition alive despite the difficulties, especially during the health crisis”.
Valle de Guerra returns with its traditions
After the limitations caused by the pandemic, the local councilor stressed that, “finally, we can recover this festivity so deeply rooted in the lagoon people in all its splendor, as we were able to see last weekend at the traditional magicians’ dance. This, without a doubt, could not have been possible without the dedication of the valleras and valleros, who generation after generation have preserved and protected this celebration, with the same care and heart, until reaching its 73rd anniversary in 2022”.
Along the same lines, Badel Albelo stressed that the pilgrimage, “which has managed to endure over time thanks to the residents of Valle de Guerra, is one of the most deeply rooted and massive celebrations in La Laguna.” The mayor adds that the area “has been supporting more than ever” the festival commissions in charge of the different popular and traditional acts of the municipality “because of the work and economic and personal effort that they entail, especially after these two years of pandemic. We have a duty to preserve and disseminate our cultural wealth and from the City Council we will continue to fulfill our commitment”, underlines the councilor.
Apart from war valley, other nuclei also celebrated their parties this weekend. El Pico held the Noche Joven on Friday, and on Saturday a food collection and the dance of magicians, closing its festive program on Sunday with the function in the function in honor of San Isidro Labrador.