Popular Pilgrimage (Romería) de Ntra. Sra. del Socorro (Güímar)
POPULAR PILGRIMAGE (ROMERÍA) TO NUESTRA SEÑORA DEL SOCORRO
This is the oldest festivity of the borough, first held more than one hundred years ago. The pilgrimage takes place on the night of the 6th of September, after the "Holy Mass of the Pilgrims", which sets out from the church of San Pedro, in Güímar, to the church of El Socorro, in the hamlet of the same name. Pilgrims, carts, the municipal band playing "Al Socorro" and the members of the brotherhood that accompany the Virgin, all gather outside the church.
The ceremony representing the appearance of the figure on the beaches of Chimisay, is held in El Socorro, in the afternoon of the 7th. On the 8th, in the afternoon, the Virgin is taken to the church of San Pedro. The traditional game of "odds or evens" starts around La Asomada, during the procession.