279th ANNIVERSARY Battles of El Cuchillete and Tamasite

Fuerteventura was attacked on its East coast in 1740 by English privateers who intended to sack the territory but the cooperation of the inhabitants of several villages of the island succeeded to prevent their intention.

Since then, Fiestas de San Miguel Arcángel in Tuineje – declared a “Good of Cultural Interest (BIC)”, “Canary Islands’ Festivities of Tourist Interest” and “Spain’s Festivities of Tourist Interest” – recreate the Majoreros’ victory every October with an activity program that points out the value of Fuerteventura’s historical and cultural heritage.

Program:

• 8 October . 20h. ANTIGUA. ANTIGUA SQUARE
Performance act by Antigua’s company
• 9 October. 20h. PÁJARA. NEXT TO THE CHURCH OF PÁJARA
Performance act by Pájara’s company
• 10 October. 20.30h. TARAJALEJO. TARAJALEJO BEACH
Performance act: Sloop’s burning
• 11 October. 20h. TISCAMANITA. CASA LOS PEÑATES
Performance act by Tiscamanita’s company
• 12 October. 12h. GRAN TARAJAL. AVENUE AND BEACH IN GRAN TARAJAL
Performance act: English corsairs landing
• 13 October.30h. TUINEJE. FROM LLANO FLORIDO TO TUINEJE TOWN CENTRE
Performance act: Triumph over English corsairs by the majoreros (El Cuchillete and Tamasite’s Battle)

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