Bajada de la Virgen de los Reyes

Religious in El Hierro

El Hierro’s fascinating Bajada de la Virgen de los Reyes is held every four years (next in 2017). Most of the island’s population gathers to witness or join in a procession bearing 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.

Her 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 the island.

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