The procession is a little strange, as all the villagers dress up in old clothes and cover their heads.

The celebration starts when the villagers burn leather wineskins that are hung from poles. From this point on, between the songs of worship, the cloud of smoke, the fire and the smell of burnt fish pays homage to Santo Toribio, a missionary native to the village who was canonised in the 18th century. These acts of devotion are held in memory of the day that the villagers received the remains of the saint, in whose name the people went into the streets with flaming torches and lanterns.

General information

General information:
National Tourist Interest
27th of september


Mayorga. 47680 Valladolid.

More information

Oficina de Turismo of Mayorga


C/Derecha, 23 (Centro Cívico "Modesto Lafuente"). Mayorga. 47680 Valladolid.

Teléfono: 983 752 027

Tourist Office of Valladolid


Pabellón de Cristal. Acera de Recoletos, s/n. Valladolid. 47004 Valladolid.

Telephone: 983 219 310

Fax: 983 217 860