St. Patrick's Day Celebrations in Lanzarote


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The Saint Patrick's Day festivity, promoted by the Tías City Council and the Lanzarote Cabildo, "was experienced with great fervor and enthusiasm" in the streets of Puerto del Carmen this March 16 and 17. The celebration of a parade dazzled thousands of spectators and stood out as one of the most memorable events of the year , exceeding expectations and reaching the participation of more than 15,000 people in the Plaza del Varadero.

With an explosion of green, energetic music and a festive atmosphere, the parade attracted an enthusiastic crowd that gathered along Puerto del Carmen's Avenida de las Playas . From the early hours of the morning, residents and visitors came together to pay tribute to the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick, and enjoy the vibrant celebration that characterizes this holiday.

The parade exceeded all expectations with a display of decorated floats, Irish groups, folk groups, giant ladies, troupes, classic cars, motorcycles, participants dressed in traditional costumes and extravagant outfits. It also offered an experience that captured the essence and spirit of St. Patrick's Day, leaving an avenue full of people who were able to capture the magic of the parade.

The mayor of Tías, José Juan Cruz, expressed his gratitude for the loyalty of the Irish people to Lanzarote and Puerto del Carmen, while showing his satisfaction “for the positive economic impact of this celebration in our tourist area, an impact that has a positive effect.” in business owners, in the resident population and in workers in the sector.” Cruz Saavedra also thanked the collaborating entities for their involvement in the event.

The president of the Cabildo, Oswaldo Betancort, congratulated the Irish community, “to whom we thank for their character and generosity when it comes to consuming our destiny and their consideration and respect for Nature and the Environment, some hallmarks that identify to the quality tourism that we want for our Lanzarote and La Graciosa.”

Betancort valued “initiatives like this, which represent a twinning between both cultures, which reinforce the true love affair between our island and the country of clover, which is one of our main tourist markets.” “The Cabildo will continue to collaborate with all local entities that promote economic activity whose benefits revert directly to the population,” he added.

It was a weekend full of music, sports activities, entertainment, and with extensive programming over the two days. The festival began on March 16th at 11:00 a.m. with simultaneous Hurling and Volleyball tournaments in Playa Grande, continuing from 5:00 p.m. with concerts in the Plaza del Varadero by the groups Celtic Roots and Güerma. , The Screensavers, Tribute to Tina Turner, Tribute to Queen and Tribute to U2.

On Sunday, March 17th, the mass in honor of Saint Patrick began in the morning at 11 in the morning in the church of Our Lady of Lourdes, thus giving way to the protocol act of raising the flags with the presence of the mayor of Tías and the president of the Lanzarote Town Council, as well as representatives of the Irish community.


St. Patrick's Day Celebration in Lanzarote
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