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Pilgrimage of San Roque (Garachico) Thousands of visitors gather at the Villa and Port of Garachico to participate in one of the most genuine and traditional festivities of the Island. They began to be celebrated in century XVII. It had its origin in an epidemic of plague that, initiated in the port of Garachico, extended to numerous municipalities. With the arrival of pilgrims to the hermitage of San Roque, there is the transfer of the Saint to the Church of Santa Ana in the Casco de la Villa, where a religious function is celebrated at noon. At one o’clock the popular pilgrimage of San Roque begins. The image is accompanied to her hermitage by traditional music, carts and farm animals. At the same time the fishermen of Garachico carry out the Maritime Pilgrimage, with their ships accompanying the Saint of the coast.

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