The Day of the Canary Islands (Día de las Canarias) is a public holiday in the Canary Islands, celebrated on 30 May each year. This event celebrates the islands’ culture, history, people and my favourite: food. It marks the anniversary of the first session of the autonomous Canary Islands Parliament’s, which was on 30 May, 1983.
I was surprised today to see plenty of people (mainly women and children, very few men) wearing traditional Canarian outfits in the street.
Now THIS is Gran Canaria Style! Have a look!
A curio: As I’ve read, one of the special events organised on this day are … wait for it… „displays of cattle pulling sleighs“. Yep, you got it right. Now, google images will show you a few photos of cows (cattle) pulling sleighs in their natural environment – on the snow. But there’s also this photo:
This was taken in mainland Africa. Maybe here they pull the sled on the beach? I haven’t seen it, so could any Canarian reader comment on this? Send me a photo?