This Wednesday, September 7, one of the oldest traditions in the Canary Islands took place: the Bajada del Socorro, in the Tenerife municipality of Güímar.
The president of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, attended the Bajada del Socorro on Wednesday morning, a pilgrimage in the Tenerife municipality of Güímar that welcomes pilgrims from all the islands.
In statements to the media, he welcomed the fact that, after the limitations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, this year the image of the Virgen del Socorro will be lowered and raised from the parish of San Pedro Apóstol to the neighborhood hermitage. run completely normally, as has been happening with other popular festivals on the islands for much of this 2022.
Torres highlighted the popular and participatory nature of the Bajada del Socorro, which will conclude this Thursday afternoon with the return of the religious image to the church of San Pedro.
The president highlighted the good weather that accompanied the entire celebration this morning, “with sun but not too hot”, as well as the fact that “pilgrims and pilgrims from all over Tenerife and the rest of the islands” attended, whom he invited ” to live the tradition with greater intensity because today it is done after gradually beating the pandemic ”, collects a note from the Executive.
Torres attended this pilgrimage after attending the main event of the Columbus Days in La Gomera on Tuesday and this Thursday he will participate in the big day of the Fiestas del Pino, in Teror (Gran Canaria).