Festival of Light on La Gomera
La Gomera has announced dates of important festivities which will bring people to the island from all parts of the globe.
Particularly important is the maritime procession of the Fiestas Lustrales which will be on October 7th. The journey from Puntallana to the beach at San Sebastián is always an emotional occasion.
San Sebastián council and the fiesta committee have been working hard for the Fiestas Lustrales 2013 which are held in October but there are several events leading up to it in September as well.
The starting point is on September 20th with the opening and lighting of the fiesta decorations, followed on the 27th and 28th with the selection of the child and adult gala queens. There will then be various activities between October 4th and 8th, including a seven-island folklore festival on October 4th and the Romeria de la Bajada and dance on October 5th.
October 7th is the big day in honour of the patron saint of the island.
The Cabildo hopes that by giving early notice of the event, more people will be encouraged to travel to the island especially for these traditional occasions.