FESTA DO SAN BRAIS DE BEMBRIVE

Tourist Interest
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On the Way of St. James
Dates of celebration: 03/02 - 03/02

Location

Parish: Bembrive (Santiago)

36313  Vigo - Pontevedra

Coordinates:
42º 12' 13.6" N - 8º 41' 11.9" W

Description

For 350 years, the Bembrive Minor Local Entity has embraced one of the most popular festivals in Galicia: the San Brais de Bembrive. It is a festival that has been celebrated for generations, on the 3rd of February each year, when the Saint’s devotees gather along with those simply devoted to music or gastronomy. Among the defining elements of this festival is the religious pilgrimage, the ritual of lighting a candle to the Saint to protect against throat troubles, enjoying wine in furanchos and eating a pig's head. The region’s musical tradition should also be highlighted, with groups of accordions, choirs, student music groups, folk, traditional dancing, tambourines and bagpipes.

Highlight:
Wine tasting in the furanchos

The Ways of St. James

Portiguese Route by coast
Portiguese Route by coast

Further features

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