Cultural Diary with category "Vila de Cruces"

[Sport]
Very close to Santiago: Vila de Cruces
Start date
06/10/2013
End date
06/10/2013
Start hour
10:00
[Celebrations]
Very close to Santiago: Vila de Cruces
Start date
23/02/2014
End date
23/02/2014
Start hour
17:00
[Celebrations]
Very close to Santiago: Vila de Cruces
Start date
09/03/2014
End date
09/03/2014
Start hour
16:00
[Fiestas]
Very close to Santiago: Vila de Cruces
Start date
08/06/2014
End date
08/06/2014
Start hour
11:00
[Sport]
Very close to Santiago: Boqueixón, Vedra, Vila de Cruces
Venue
Área de Recreo de Agronovo
Location
Agronovo, Vedra
Start date
19/07/2014
End date
19/07/2014
Start hour
09:30
[Fairs]
Very close to Santiago: Vila de Cruces
Start date
22/12/2014
End date
22/12/2014
Start hour
11:00
[Fiestas]
Santiago de Compostela
Very close to Santiago: Boqueixón, A Estrada, Silleda, Touro, Vedra, Vila de Cruces

The “Xenerais da Ulla” is the most outstanding feature of the Ulla region’s traditional Carnival. It has been held in the surroundings of Santiago since the first half of the 19th century: the “Xenerais” (generals) ride on horseback, dressed in colourful military garments similar to those of that time, but they also include purely carnivalesque adornments, which the horses also wear.

The finery, of both the “Xenerais” and their horses, stand out due to their tradition, originality, colours and degree of elaboration, making them highly valuable.

The “Entroido da Ulla” (Carnival) originated in the first half of the 19th century and is based on the combats that took place in the region during that century: the invasion of Napoleon’s army, the 1846 revolution and the Carlist wars. Its main characters are therefore brightly coloured figures that recreate those historical episodes.

“Xenerais” and adorned dispatch riders make up the spectacular nature of this authentic expression of Galicia’s traditional Carnival.

In view of its great interest, in September 2013... read more

Start date
05/02/2015
End date
22/02/2015
Start hour
10:00