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Homenaje al Arco y La Cucaña

Homage to the Toppling of the Arch and Greasy Pole Traditions

El Alfar Canarias
2010

El Sauzal /  Homenaje al Arco y La Cucaña   El Sauzal /  Homenaje al Arco y La Cucaña

Description

Triangular column with in two sides a plaque with reliefs. The reliefs show the traditions of the Bajada del Arco and La Cucaña. In the month of July El Sauzal hosts the St Peter the Apostle’s Festival, featuring cultural and sporting events. The event ends with the Bajada del Arco (Toppling of the Arch) - getting hold of the fruits and flowers on a high, heart-shaped construction - La Cucaña (Greasy Pole) - climbing into a pole smeared with grease to get the prize at the top - , the procession with the statue of the holy apostle Peter and the sacrificial fireworks.

El Sauzal - Homenaje al Arco y La Cucaña
La Cucaña (Greasy Pole climbing)
El Sauzal - Homenaje al Arco y La Cucaña
Bajada del Arco (Toppling of the Arch)

Inscription(s)

el ilustre ayuntamiento de
el sauzal y la comisión
constituida al efecto de rendir

HOMENAJE A LAS
TRADICIONES DE LA
BAJADA DEL ARCO
Y LA CUCAÑA

el sauzal a 4 de julio de 2010
The illustrious council of
El Sauzal and the Commission
for the purpose of performing

Homage to the
traditions of the
Bajada del Arco
and La Cucaña

El Sauzal 4 July 2010

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Location (N 28°28'43" - W 16°26'12")

Item Code: esca701; Photograph: 4 February 2020
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