Ntra. Sra. del Carmen, celebrations on La Graciosa

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Fiestas de La Graciosa 2023

06 - Jul - 2023

July is landing on La Graciosa – the air is filled with great summer vibes, the tiny houses stand bright in the golden sandy alleys, and the little village of Caleta de Sebo is getting ready to celebrate its most important festivity in honour of the patron saint of the sea: Nuestra Señora del Carmen (Our Lady of Mount Carmel) from 6 to 23 July 2023.

 

A special island occasion with a unique local atmosphere

The Fiestas de Ntra. Sra. del Carmen is the most important celebration that takes place in La Graciosa every year. Throughout this time a festive feeling is palpable, local people get involved in the celebration of their patron saint’s festivities and the atmosphere of the island is transformed. Although more people than usual pass through the island during these weeks, it is the perfect special occasion to join the local population in enjoying their celebrations and traditions. 

The patron saint of seafarers: a maritime procession

On an island with a deep-rooted seafaring tradition, the big day of the celebration of Nuestra Señora del Carmen is celebrated in a special way: by weighing anchor and setting sail on the seas. This year, the maritime procession will take place on Sunday 16th July, repeating a beautiful tradition where a multitude of boats accompany the Patron Saint on a sea crossing. This is one of the most exciting moments of the festivities. 

Full programme for the enjoyment of young and old alike

From 6 July to 23 July, the programme of activities is non-stop: fun traditional competitions, children’s activities, street parties, concerts, musical parades… explore the programme below so you don’t miss out on any of the details. 

Happy Holidays, or as we say here…. ¡Felices Fiestas!