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La Orotava unveils acts for patronal festivities 

More than 100 acts will help celebrate the Patronal Fiestas in La Orotava.

As part of this, the Big Week or Semana Grande will be from June 18th to 25th.

The extensive programme of events will be developed during 42 days overall, with the celebration of the festival of San Isidro Labrador, patron of the municipality.

The programme, presented in the Town Hall, includes more than 100 leisure, cultural, sports and religious events, topped off by the Semana Grande.

Delia Escobar, delegate councillor of festivals, empha-sised that all acts have their value and attractiveness, but the most relevant and popular include the election of the Queen of Corpus and Romera Mayor, which will take place respectively on June 9th and June 17th.

Other highlights include the concert of ‘Pieles [Sunday June 18] with a new show and the traditional Recital of the Sabandeños in the Plaza Frachi Alfaro [Monday June 19].

The presentation of the 2016 Wine Harvest of the La Orotava Valley Denomination of Origin will take place in the Plaza del V Centenario and cites the wine cellars of the region and more than 10,000 people [June 21].

The Día Grande de las Alfombras is one of the biggest days of La Orotava’s calendar and takes place on Corpus Christi on June 22nd , starting at 7am with the ringing of the bells and the celebration of the Eu-charist. with the assistance of the carpeters, followed by the spectacular sight of the floral tapestries across the town.

Throughout the day, thousands of people will visit the Villa, not only to enjoy the preparation of these carpets with religious motives but also the great tapestry of the Town Hall Square, made with sands of the Teide National Park for more than a month.

The solemn Eucharist will be at 6.30pm., presided over by the Metropolitan Archbishop of Seville, Juan José Asenjo Pelegrina.

There will also be other representatives of other ecclesiastical authorities, as well as the Government of the Canary Islands, Cabildo de Tenerife and the different municipalities of Tenerife, who will also participate in the procession of the Santísimo via the carpeted route.