Virgen Del Carmen Procession In Tenerife


Goretti Puerto de la Cruz, poses for a picture on July 15, 2014 at... News PhotoAtlantic Islands,Canary Islands,Human Interest,Portrait,Puerto De La Cruz - Tenerife,Religion,Spain,Spirituality,Tenerife,VerticalPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2014 Getty ImagesPUERTO DE LA CRUZ, SPAIN - JULY 15: Goretti, 28, Puerto de la Cruz, poses for a picture on July 15, 2014 at Puerto de la Cruz dock on the Canary island of Tenerife, Spain. Goretti, mother of two kids, is one of the two female carriers that San Telmo statue has on the Virgen del Carmen procession. Since 1921, the statue of the Virgen del Carmen, patron saint of fishermen, has been carried with great fanfare annually as part of July Festivities to the Puerto de la Cruz dock where, at the end of its procession, it is hoisted aboard a decorated boat. Weather permitting, the boat carrying the statue, accompanied by a flotilla of other boats, makes a short journey along the island coast before returning to the harbour. In recent years, attendance at the event has numbered more than 35,000 people. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)