Bajada (festival)

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Nuestra Señora de las Nieves (La Palma).

"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[edit]


  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ La Virgen de Candelaria, Patrona de Canarias mira ya a La Laguna