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Bajada de la Virgen Festival

Bajada de la Virgen Festival

Bajada de la Virgen Festival

 

Bajada de la Virgen Festival (Villa de Valverde) – this religious event, held every four years, is dedicated to the patron saint of El Hierro (Virgen de los Reyes), who was credited with ending a dangerous drought that the island endured in 1741. This event is attended by virtually all of the island’s residents, which is quite a spectacle, especially for first-time visitors. The worshippers take the figure-like replica of the Virgin and carry it from the capital (Villa de Valverde) to the rest of the island’s villages for a one month period, until it’s returned to her sanctuary in La Dehesa (where it stays for another four years). The next Bajada event is scheduled for July 2021. More info on this event can be found at: www.bajadaelhierro.com