Gardyloo! Hotel Scala invites you to visit the Water Festival in Vilagarcia de Arousa
You just have to try to tell the celebrations that are dedicated to the width and length of Galicia to realize that San Roque is the saint who awakens more devotion in the community. Among the activities linked to these holidays are some as famous and unique as the Betanzos Globe. But if there is a popular, fun and above all refreshing, that is the Festa da Auga of Vilagarcía de Arousa, which, in addition, has been declared a Festival of National Tourist Interest. Today we invite you to meet it.
A celebration that was born spontaneously
The Festa da Auga was born spontaneously on August 16, 1984. That day, the San Roque, was very hot and the pilgrims in charge of moving the saint from the church of Santa Eulalia de Arealonga, in which the image is saved , until the chapel of San Roque they asked for water to cool off. His request was met with a glass of water thrown from a window, which then joined others and also buckets, hoses ... Since then, every year, not only neighbors go to their balconies loaded with liquid element but also trucks cisterns distribute water so that nobody leaves without getting wet.
Festive program for all people
On the occasion of the San Roque festivities, Vilagarcía hosts various cultural and leisure activities for ten days. This year's program includes the free concerts of Diego el Cigala (Saturday 11), Milladoiro (Sunday 12) or Tequila (Tuesday 14), as well as parades and festivals. Other expected appointments are the pyrotechnic show Combate Naval (Saturday 18) and the Parade of Chariots (Sunday 19), without forgetting that on Sunday 19 will take place the XXVI Festa da Ameixa de Carril, gastronomic celebration of tourist interest in Galicia.
Only half an hour
Yes, we already imagine that you want to go to Vilagarcía. The good news is that the 'shower', the concert or the tasting of the famous carpet clam Carril are less than half an hour by car from the Hotel Scala. Or, if you do not want to drive, remember that Padrón and Vilagarcía de Arousa are linked by commuter trains that circulate quite frequently. As we tell you in the blog, Vilagarcía also has much more to discover. We are waiting for you!