12:14:41 Friday, 15th November 2019

On May 30, 2017, the Canarian population celebrates once again the Day of the Canary Islands (Día de Canarias), with events all across the islands and particularly in the capital Las Palmas.

The programme of the annual festivities, organised by the Cabildo de Gran Canaria and Las Palmas town hall, reflects the Canaries’ identity, with traditional costumes, iconic musical groups, dancing, as well as traditional games and sports, such as salto del pastor (the shepherd’s leap). As local cuisine plays a special role in the festivities, many restaurants offer typical dishes for visitors to have a true Canarian gastronomic experience.

On this day, the autonomous region celebrates the first session of the Regional Parliament of The Canary Islands, the legislative body that established the archipelago’s autonomy back in 1983.