Bajada de la Virgen de Guadalupe

Religious in San Sebastián de la Gomera

Every five years (2023, 2028 etc) the island celebrates its patron saint with a flotilla of fishing boats escorting a statue of the Virgin Mary southwards from the chapel at Puntallana to San Sebastián's Iglesia de la Virgen de la Asunción. There's plenty of music, drumming, castanets and dancing, and the Virgin then continues on around La Gomera.