Fiesta del Marisco – O Grove

The festival is celebrated in the town of O Grove (Rias Baixas);

Is an interesting gastronomic and cultural event, which enhances one more typical products of our land: THE SEAFOOD.

During the festival there are retail seafood and fish at popular prices, prepared and served by the inhabitants of the place;

Excellent products attract each year thousands of people, becoming the town into a referente, and here the name of “seafood Paradise”; in addition to tastings, music and dances liven up the party…

All a fun.

Every year, in the month of october

Romería Vikinga – Catoira

Every first Sunday of August thousand of people attend CATOIRA, to witness this fun popular party.

The inhabitants of Catoria dress up of Viking warriors, and the pirate attacks is represented to the people.

The festival focuses on the emblematic place of the “Tower of the West”;

It´s a few remains of two towers and a chapel, which at the time was a fortified
complex ( 1st century BC) .

On board a replica Viking slip (11TH CENTURY), become the invaders fron the north with the objective of taking posesión of the Torre, and the inhabitants are trying to resist the attack.

There is a battle, where the partecipants have just soaked in wine….

After the battle, all together enjoy a meal of fellowship with product typical, accompanied by the sound of the bagpipes.

Xenerais da Ulla – Comarca da Ulla

In the region of “Ulla”, at the time of Carnaval, is when you can enjoy this festival, the most prominent in this region gives ULLA, and which is carried out from the first half of 19th century.

The “XENERAIS” are on horseback dressed as with precious military clothing, including carnaval decorations, as well as their horses. These clothers attract attention by its originality, colour, tradición and degree of elaboration, which make having a great value.

Figure recreate historical moments of armed clashes that were experienced in this region: the invasión of the army of Napoleón, or the Carlist war.

The “XENERAIS” throught parishes throughtout the day, accompanied by parades and partying.

Complete staging dialectical confrontations in pairs, taking advantage of making jokes and satires of local issues,politics and heart happened during the year.

It has been declared a Festival of tourist interest in Galicia.

A Rapa das Bestas – A Estrada

Sabucedo is a parish located in the south of the “ Concello de Estrada”, with an area of 5,9 km2; Has a single entily of poplation, and at presentt does not exceed 60 residents people. In Sabucedo, however, has one of the hightest manifestations of authenticity, identity, and collective will of all those who make up our culture legacy: A RAPA DAS BESTAS OF SABUCEDO.

The “rapa” begins recalling ancestral link of the horses with the divine. During the sunrise mass, is requested protection to San Lorenzo, for animals and all people who partecipate in the festival. Then, neighbors and visitors climbs to the mountain searching the horses, working groups bringing together the herds. Finally, on Saturday they lead in a big “fence” to the village;

The most spectacular of the feast is the “ curro” where the “AILOTADORES” and horses confront technique and strength melee, to immobilize the animal and finally cut her mane.

There is an area of camping, and a surprising offer of nightlife.