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Machado stages second Day of Canary Traditions 

The very best of Canary traditions will be showcased in the district of Machado in the municipality of El Rosario on Saturday, March 11th.

The second “Dia de las Tradiciones” is one of the largest events of its kind and will include a guided tour, exhibitions, a big fiesta and gala.

During the morning, the plaza de la ermita will be the meeting point to contemplate different exhibitions of ver-nacular sports, attend handicraft workshops or dance with the parrandas and, at night, the venue will be transferred to Terrero Municipal – Casa de las Tradiciones to enjoy the musical performances of Jeita, Marco del Castillo Trio and a new show of the company Pieles.

The culture department of El Rosario council, in collaboration with the Cultural Association for the Defence of the Canary Traditions Jagua, is organising the second edition of this meeting that was founded last year with the objective of becoming, gradually, a cultural reference of the archipelago. It proved a great success with a big turnout.

Councillor for culture, Fidel Vázquez, said that among the novelties of this edition is the organisation of a guided route, which will depart at 8am from the square of the hermitage to visit the main enclaves of the route that connected Machado with the area of Barranco Hondo.

From noon, there will be numerous workshops and activities to defend traditions in which the public can participate in the plaza of Machado. In addition, there will be demonstrations of stick fighting, shepherd’s jumping and Canary fighting. The day will also feature traditional dances and food.

Finally, from 9pm onwards, the Gala de las Tradiciones will be held, which will be free of charge, and in which the group Jeita, Marco del Castillo Trio and the Pieles company will perform with a new folklore show.