Saturday, January 28, 2023

Festivities of La Florida and traditional puchero in La Orotava – Vivilecanari

Celebration of La Florida and traditional puchero in La Orotava

La Florida La Orotava Puchero

The gastronomic event, unique in the Canary Islands, has become a hallmark, and thousands of people are expected to participate.

popular neighborhood of in Florida, La OrotavaRecovers its traditional festival celebrations this year with complete normalcy In honor of the Virgin of San Antonio Abad and La Esperanza.

These festivals, which have been held for more than five decades, have gained great popularity and have even become festivals of tourist interest in the Canary Islands.

Thus, one of the main acts, which receives thousands of people, residents and visitors every year, is that of the Great Pot, one of the The most important gastronomic events in the Canary Islands. It is estimated that about five thousand people have tasted this delicious dish.

will be this year next saturday 28 januaryHowever, a day before the neighbors will start preparing – wash vegetables, peel potatoes, cut, cut…

  • About 70 large stainless steel kadais weighing over 125 kg are required to prepare this exquisite dish.
  • The ingredients exceed 4,000 kilos and are of the traditional recipe, but in larger quantities.
  • Among other things, it contained more than 600 cabbages, 75 kg of pineapples, 700 potatoes and 60 kg of sweet potatoes, more than 1,300 kg of pumpkins, more than 1,000 kg of onions, 90 chickpeas, 70 beans and the same amount of carrots, about 1,000 kg of bacon and ribs, 60 kg leeks, 25 garlic, 100 onions, 45 parsley, 75 bubango and 250 kg gofio. Local produce is grown by the neighbors themselves.
  • cooking of stock It is made over low heat from dry brooms from Teide National Park and takes at least two hours.

On this day there will be animation of Magec, Tresquinto and Relieve groups. And Titsa will strengthen bus service on January 28 and 29, to make it easier to visit this great event and pilgrimage without worrying about queuing or parking.

  • The festival will last for two weeks. They start right this Tuesday, January 17th With the opening of the photo exhibition on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the neighborhood school, CEIP Leoncio Estevez Luis.
  • On Saturday the 21st the Rondalas festival will be accompanied by performances from the folkloric groups Malvasia, Mavire and San Antonio Abad de la Florida.
  • While on Sunday the 22nd the festival of the Pilgrimage and the Election of the Pilgrims will be held and a performance will be performed by the Agrupación Folklorica Anet y Won.
  • Route and wine tasting will continue on Tuesday the 24th,
  • On Thursday the 26th, the XLIII San Antonio Abada Wine Competition will take place, as well as the 3rd Facade and Balcony Decoration Competition.
  • On Saturday morning the 28th, the 51st edition of the Cattle Fair is celebrated and the images of San Antonio Abad and the Virgen de la Esperanza move in procession. And on Sunday there will be the traditional pilgrimage, which celebrates its fortieth edition. After finishing, there will be a popular celebration in the lively neighborhood square by Manuel Dorta and Los Ideals Orchestra.

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