Festas da Ascensión 2019

Festas da Ascensión in Santiago de Compostela

Is your pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela ending by the end of May? If so, you are in luck. You can attend the Festas da Ascensión (Ascensión Festival), the most authentic and one of the most important celebrations of the city.

What is Festas da Ascensión?

‘Festas da Ascensión’ is celebrated in Santiago de Compostela as a prelude to the Feast of Saint James, the patron saint of the city. Every year, the sixth Thursday after Easter you can enjoy five days of a festive atmosphere, cultural and recreational events, as well as the participation of the city’s university students before their final exams.

In this event, visitors can truly mingle with locals and take a closer look at the human landscape of the Apostol city. Street entertainment, drama activities, concerts, parades, fireworks and many other cultural events are just some of the attractions that people can enjoy.

Although activities take place in different areas of the city, Alameda Park is one of the points where most people meet. There, visitors can have a portion of the traditional ‘pulpo a feira’ (Galician-style octopus) at the stands of the ‘pulpeiras’. Another main attraction to visit is the cattle market, the most characteristic and important of the city, along with riding displays, in the Amio showground.

In 2019 the ‘Ascensión’ will be celebrated from 29 May to 2 June, with a programme aimed at member of the public and in which all activities will be free.

Programme

Thursday 30 May

DAY OF THE ASCENSION

12.30 pm. COMPARSA DE CABEZUDOS: Teatro Principal Tour through Rúa Nova, Praza das Praterías, Fonseca, Franco, Praza do Toural, Rúa Nova, Caldeirería, Praza de Abastos, Praza de Cervantes, San Agustín, Casas Reais, Rúa Travesa, Preguntoiro, Fonte Sequelo and Rúa Nova

12.30 pm. VERMOUTH SESSION “MARTIÑA SOÑADORA” [MUSIC IN FAMILY ]: Praza de Cervantes

1.00 pm. VERMOUTH SESSION BRASSICA RAPA [MÚSICA]: Praza de Cervantes

6.00 pm. CIRCO NO ATO “A SALTO ALTO” [CIRCUS]: Praza Roxa

FOLK ON THE STREET

Praza de Santo Agostiño: 6.00 pm. Brincadeira | 6.30 pm. Colexiata do Sar | 7.00 pm. Cantigas e Agarimos | 7.30 pm. Ultreia

Praza do Toural: 6.00 pm. Ultreia | 6.30 pm. Cantigas e Agarimos | 7.00 pm. Brincadeira | 7.30 pm. Colexiata do Sar

Praza de Cervantes: 6.00 pm. Cantigas e Agarimos | 6.30 pm. Ultreia | 7.00 pm. Colexiata do Sar | 7.30 pm. Brincadeira

Praza do Obradoiro: 6.00 pm. Colexiata do Sar | 6.30 pm. Brincadeira | 7.00 pm. Ultreia | 7.30 pm. Cantigas e Agarimos

Acibechería: 8.00 pm. Joint performance FOLK ON THE STREET

8.00 pm. MUNICIPAL BAND OF MUSIC & ODAIKO “Vaia Banda”: Praza das Praterías

10.00 pm. LORCA NAMORADO: Praza da Quintana | Free entry [Abe Rábade | Salvador Sobral | Kike Morente | Arcángel | Marcelo DoBode | Davide Salvado | Susana Seivane]

10.30 pm. ORCHESTRA SATÉLITES: Alameda

11.30 pm. GERMÁN DÍAZ AND BENXAMÍN OTERO “13 CANCIÓNS BONITAS” [MUSIC]: Praza do Toural | Free entry


ASCENSION CABALAR COMPETITION 2019: `Mercado Nacional de Ganado de Santiago (Amio)´

INSCRIPTION

09.30 am. Opening of inscriptions

COMPETITION `ANDADURA GALEGA DE TRADICIÓN´

10.00 am. Competition `andadura galega Serrada´

10.30 am. Competition `andadura galega Chapeada´

MORPHOLOGICAL COMPETITIONS OF PURE GALICIAN RACE

11.00 am. Morphological Competition of Pure Galician Race. Section stallions over 3 years.

11.30 am. Morphological Competition of Pure Galician Race. Section mares over 3 years.

MORPHOLOGICAL COMPETITIONS OF PONIS

12.00 pm. Morphological competition open to all races of ponies

MORPHOLOGICAL COMPETITION OF HORSES AND YEGUAS `PERCHERONES´

12.30 pm. Morphological Competition of Horses and yeguas `percherones´

1.00 pm. Awards and trophies

1.10 a 2.30 pm. Great equestrian show of dressage

2.30 pm. End of Cabalar Fair

Friday 31 May

1.00 pm. ZELTIA “IREVIRE” [MUSIC]: Praza de Cervantes | Free entry

6.00 pm. XLIII KEY TROPHY: Association `Xogadores da Chave de Santiago´ | Alameda (in front of the Santa Susana nursery)

6.30 pm. SWING WORKSHOP: Praza de Cervantes

6.30 pm. SAMBIOSIS. BATUCADA: Puente Castro – Xeneral Pardiñas | 7.00 pm. República do Salvador | 7.30 pm. Praza Roxa

8.30 pm. SWING: Praza de Cervantes | Free entry

9.00 pm. SUSANA SEIVANE: Praza da Quintana | Free entry

10.30 pm. ORCHESTRA DILEMA: Alameda

11.00 pm. BAIUCA LIVE BAND A/V SHOW [Alejandro Guillán | Xosé Lois Romero | Andrea Montero | Adrián Canoura] Praza da Quintana | Free entry

11.00 pm. NAJLA SHAMI “ELA SABE A SOL” [MÚSICA]: Praza do Toural | Free entry


Saturday 1 June

`A FESTA NO TEATRO PRINCIPAL´: Micro shows

11.30 am. INACIO VILARIÑO: Rodari Rodari (puppets)

11.30 am. YOLANDA CASTAÑO: Storytelling in verse (poetry)

11.30 am. PÉREZ&FERNÁNDEZ: A Tortoise, a dog, two monsters an a picnic (puppets)

11.30 am. SERVANDO BARREIRO: The songs of the bardo Abelarlo (stories and music)

13.00 pm. LYDIA BOTANA: From here to there (music)

17.00 pm. ANXO MOURE: Tell me a movie (stories and movies)

17.00 pm. XAROPE TULÚ: My first trip (theatre)

17.00 pm. SALETA FERNÁNDEZ: Bread with chocolate (stories)

17.00 pm. FANI TRIANA: Illusionist (magic)

18.30 pm. CHARO PITA: In the country of the wind (music)

Invitations can be picked up at the theatre box office starting on May 21st from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

50 ANOS ALÓ: San Martiño Pinario

12.00 pm. Start of the party and photocall | Past businesses memories | Opening of Casa da Troia, with free admission to all those who dress period (1969)

1.00 pm. Charanga BB+

2.00 pm. Vermouth session by Dani Barreiro & Friends

4.00 a 8.00 pm. Popular games

5.30 pm. `Las parábolas de Pakolas´

7.30 pm. Municipal Music Band with Odaiko

9.30 pm. Cuban dances by Marcos Pombo

10.30 pm. Los Mecánicos

1.00 pm. XOANA “DARDOS” [MUSIC]: Praza de Cervantes | Free entry

2.00 pm. `XXII FIESTA PARA LOS MAYORES´

Food and then musical performance: DÚO CHARADA | Recinto Feiral de Amio | € 7,50 (Tickets can be purchased at the Theatre box office: From May 20 to June 1. Hours: 11.00 h – 14.00 pm.)

4.00 pm. XLIII TORNEO DE LA LLAVE: Association `Xogadores da Chave de Santiago´ | Alameda

8.30 pm. VI CYCLE MUSIC OF CHAMBER IN CITIES HERITAGE OF HUMANITY 2

Quinteto Ricercata de EY: Juan Cossío, flute; Yeimi Leguizamón, oboe; Ángel Martín, clarinet; María Bernal, bassoon e Antonio Lasheras, horn.

Cloister of San Martiño Pinario (Invitations can be picked up at the theatre box office starting on May 21st from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.)

9.00 pm. NOVEDADES CARMINHA: Praza da Quintana | Free entry

10.30 pm. ORCHESTRA ATENAS: Alameda

11.00 h. `DE MAR A MAR: MÚSICA DO MEDITERRÁNEO AO PACÍFICO´: Praza do Toural | Free entry

Sunday June 2

12.00 pm. CONCERT MUNICIPAL BAND OF MUSIC: Rúa Ramón Cabanillas

12.30 pm. SIRA AND THE ROBOT with Mark Wiersma and Miguel Mosqueira [MUSIC IN FAMILY]: Praza de Cervantes | Free entry

1.00 pm. CHICHARRÓN “CANCIONES CLÍNICAS”: Praza de Cervantes | Free entry

1.30 – 3.00 pm. AFROBRASILIAN PERCUSSION

Departure from Praza das Praterías, Rúa do Vilar and finish at Praza do Toural (Batebatuke Festival)

7.00 pm. CORALS IN THE STREET: Praza das Praterías | Amigos de Compostela | Coto da Nai | Hermano Gómez | La Salle | Santa Susana | Ponte Mantible | Xúbilo | Cantorum Compostellana Coniunctio

From May 16 to Sunday, June 2. EXHIBITION: “HISTORY AND TRADITION OF THE HORSE CARRIAGE” | Central area

A good way to end your pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela

If you are planning to do the Saint James Way, the Feast of Ascensión can be a good way to end your pilgrimage. Our Camino experts can organise a tailor-made plan for you, including booking accommodation, luggage transfers, etc., so you just need to focus on being physically and mentally ready to experience a life-changing trip.

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