Festivals and gastronomy
The Shipwreck is a homage that the people of the sea of Laxe do him to the Virgin of Carmen, patron saint of the sailors, by his protection and help during all the year. The celebration realises annually since it was established in the year 1962 by Avelino Saint Lemma, sailor of Laxe surviving to three shipwrecks.
To the 17 to 19 August in Camariñas will be able to enjoy of the tourism, fishing, gastronomy, culture, ethnography, music, craftsmanship... at the Sea Carnival «Camariñas, todo o mar», that besides premières image and brings novelties. It was presented yesterday by the mayor, Manuel Valeriano Alonso, and by the conceliers María José Gerpe and Sandra Insua. The proposal, to which the City council has wanted to give him an impulse, aspires to be a referent for all Galicia.«Camariñas, todo o mar» is born from «Expo Ría». wants to multiply his scope, involving to all the neighbours and giving life as to a polyhedral «contest» that will include all the appearances that surround the sea, source of life in this municipality that is heart of the Costa da Morte. To the protect of this Carnival, for example, the city council will do delivery of the prizes Mar de Camariñas, for people and institutions with paths accredited in this field. They will be three days of multiple activity: exhibition and sale of craftsmanship, live music, dance, workshops for boys, talks of ethnographic divulging, sailor routes...
Every Easter since 1981, Her Royal Highness Queen Sophia has presided over the "Mostra do Encaixe de Camariñas" (The Camariñas Lace Fashion Show). The event has become an internationally renowned cultural and commercial success and has been declared an Event of Tourist Interest in Galicia.
Rexenera Fest 2017 was the 3rd edition of the Carballo International Festival of Public Art.
The latest edition of the festival took place from the 29th May to the 4th July 2017, and brought together a carefully selected group of 9 artists from various countries who worked on large walls spread through the centre of the town. The artists featured this year were Curiot (Mexico), Sekone (Galicia), Jorit (Italy), AnimalitoLand (Argentina), Isaac Cordal (Galicia), Cintaidal (Catalunya), Nada (Galicia), Saturno (Catalunya) and Yoseba MP (Galicia).
Premios Fouciño (Sickle Awards) 2017 An audio-visual awards ceremony including competition, screenings and concerts.
The event involves a short film competition, screenings and concerts, including Atrás Tigre and Leo i Arremecaghona.
Many summers ago, sometime between 1994 and 1999, a group of friends from Baio got together to shoot scenes for what would become a short film. They were all lovers of cinema and one member of the group carried out all of the behind-the-camera duties, including writing the script and the original music, directing and even asked for a loan to buy the editing equipment (which consisted of two VHS players).
The festival held its 35th edition in 2017. It is a tremendous achievement which was reflected in the full range of cultural activities that the organisers prepared. In 2017 the Festiletras event incorporated the celebration of the centenary of the death of the poet Eduardo Pondal by organising 35 acts as part of the 100 events for the 100 years since the death of the Bard of Bergantiños.
Since 1992, in July has been the date for this celebration of the famous percebes(barnacles) from Roncudo. During this day, the village of Corme is taken over by people from all over who come in search of this prized delicacy. The date of the Festa do Percebe has been carefully planned by the organisers. They check to see the moon phase around these dates to ensure that there will be extreme low tides in the three days preceding the event. This means that more percebes will be exposed on the beautiful yet dangerous rocks of Roncudo for the daring percebeiras (the people who collect the percebes) to collect. These are said to be the best percebes in the world. More than 1000 kg of percebes are eaten in the best way possible - accompanied by a bottle of good wine and a plate full of cachelos (whole cooked potatoes).
The romaría (pilgrimage / procession) to Nosa Señora da Barca, in Muxía, is one of the oldest and most important in all of Galicia. The Virgin does not offer protection from any specific ill, but her popularity is based on the fact that she grants the wishes of all those that ask in true faith. The festivities took place from the 8th to the 11th of September in 2017. The event has been declared an Event of National Tourist Interest.
Galicia has always been a land of religious festas and romarías (processions or pilgrimages). However, as the religious importance of these events has waned, many of the celebrations have been lost whilst others have changed with the times or been replaced by other, non-religious forms of celebration.