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People flood San Isidro to honour their patron saint 

SAN Isidro residents, by tradition, took to the streets to pay homage to their patron saint, San Isidro Labrador, on the first weekend in May.

They assembled in front of the hermitage, one of the oldest temples in the South, dating back to the late 17th century, depositing their offerings, to the town’s much-revered saint.

This year’s 40th anniversary festivities took place in the sunshine, with more animals than usual, especially cattle and goats, enjoying the pleasant, not-too-hot temperature.

They were joined by folk groups, who provided the traditional rhythm that the colourful Canarian Romerias (Pilgrimages) bring.

The adult and children queens, along with the rest of the candidates, led the lively group of participants who, in the midst of a fun atmosphere, covered the planned route to the hermitage.

Once the pilgrimage was over, the image of San Isidro Labrador was taken back to the church, where it will remain until next Monday (15th May), which is the patron saint’s day.

A procession is scheduled for the previous night, accompanied by a  firework display.

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