Traditional festivities in El Rosario
El Rosario in the north of Tenerife is gearing up for its traditional festivities of El Chorrillo, San Isidro and Llano Blanco in honour of San Isidro Labrador and Santa María de la Cabeza.
This year, the election of the gala queen has been reinstated after an abence of 15 years and this takes place on the evening of Friday, May 17th.
The ceremony starts at 9.30pm, with a performance by “Grupo Jeita” and featuring a tribute to the Folkloric Group “El Arbutus”.
On Saturday, May 18th, from 10am, there will be an exhibition of classic cars and scooters in the vicinity of the Plaza de El Chorrillo and, from 5pm, Children’s Day, with games and children’s activities. At 9.30pm, the Mass and the subsequent Procession of the Revered Images of San Isidro Labrador and Santa María de la Cabeza will begin, culminating in a firework display. The day will end with entertainment from the Wamanpy and Tropin orchestras.
On Sunday, May 19th, at 9am, the concentration of cattle will start on the esplanade next to El Chorrillo plaza, at 10am. the cattle will be paraded and, at 1pm, the Holy Mass will take place in honour of San Isidro Labrador and Santa María de la Ca-beza. At around 2.30pm., the popular Pilgrimage will begin with the participation of authorities, folklore groups, flower dancers, residents and visitors. Afterwards, the tra-ditional blessing of the cattle will take place under the charge of the parish priest D. Gabriel Morales Cruz and an evening festival, enlivened by the orchestras “Revelación de Barranco Hondo” and “Los Ideales”.
The fiestas of El Chorrillo will culminate the following weekend. On Saturday, May 25th, there will be the show “Salseando”, another novelty of this edition, which will start at 5.30pm with dance workshops and with the performances of “Son la Tela”, Virginia Guantana-mera and Iván Cacu with “Salsa Legends”, the orches-tra “La Sabrosa” and the DJ Óliver Martín (Klabe Latina).
Finally, on Sunday, May 26th, at 1pm., a Holy Mass will be celebrated in the church of El Chorrillo in honour of the Garcia family, of Puerto de la Cruz, and, later, the Procession of the Venerated Images of San Isidro Labrador and Santa María de la Cabeza.