Bajada de la Virgen de los Reyes

Religious in El Hierro

El Hierro's fiesta par excellence, the 'Descent of the Virgin' has been held every four years since 1745 (next in 2021, 2025 etc). Most of the island’s population gathers to witness or join a procession parading a statue of the Virgin, seated in a sedan chair, from the Ermita de Nuestra Señora de los Reyes in the west all the way across to Valverde.

The descent is accompanied by musicians and dancers dressed in traditional red-and-white tunics and gaudy caps, and celebrations continue for most of the month in villages and hamlets across El Hierro.