"Bajada" is the shortened version of the Fiestas de la Bajada which is a festival which takes place in several places in the Canary Islands. Bajada is Spanish for "bringing down", and means the bringing of a patron saint's statue from its normal place in a chapel to be celebrated by the people.
Examples of major bajadas
- In La Palma (Santa Cruz de La Palma) the Fiestas Lustrales de la Bajada de la Virgen de las Nieves every five years.
- In El Hierro, the image of the Virgen de los Reyes moved to Valverde every 4 years.
- In La Gomera (Fiestas Lustrales de la Bajada de la Virgen de Guadelupe) every five years, most recently in 2008, in which a statue of Our Lady of Guadelupe, the patron saint of La Gomera, is brought from the chapel at Puntallana, near San Sebastian de la Gomera, on a celebratory tour of the island.
- In Tenerife, the image of the Virgin of Candelaria (Patron Saint of the Canary Islands) moved to Santa Cruz de Tenerife and San Cristóbal de La Laguna every 7 years alternately.
- José G. Rodríguez Escudero (2008-10-01). "Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. Señora de La Gomera.". Bienmesabe, Revista Digital de Cultura Popular Canaria. Retrieved 2010-02-02.
- La Virgen de Candelaria, Patrona de Canarias mira ya a La Laguna
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