This event is dedicated to a little known saint, Benito Abad, a patron and protector of farmers and land workers. The Romeria de San Benito Abad, as it is referred to in Spanish, is held on the second Sunday of July and only locally celebrated, in San Cristobal de La Laguna. This increasingly popular pilgrimage has managed to enhance, in time, the prestige of a certain church in La Laguna, that is, the Church of San Benito Abad, and it is, in fact, one of the most important religious events in Tenerife. The agrarian character of the event is evidenced by certain practices: people carry flowers and fruit as offerings to the saint, and they share and eat traditional specialties: papas arrugadas, gofio, boiled eggs.

San Cristobal de La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain

San Cristobal de La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain

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