July 26, 2008
Every village here has its own fiesta or romeria, or both even. These being the annual occasion when the earth or the sea is blessed, and god is petitioned for a good harvest in the year ahead. The firework displays which end these celebrations rival almost anything Iíve seen anywhere, including Disney, which is the god of firework displays, especially on the 4th of July! The display in Los Abrigos is especially effective as it takes place by the ocean, which reflects the glory of the colorbursts, or even on the ocean itself, where the fireworks bounce across the waves.