Tonight the festivities begin in Cangas del Narcea with the traditional setting of the Arbolón in Ambasaguas. The San Pedro and El Arbolón Cultural Association plans to leave at 20 h from Sotero bar.
From the rural apartments El Balcon de Muniellos We encourage you to participate in this popular party that marks the beginning of the festivities because, there is nothing left for El Carmen….
Tradition marks that the young men of the town go to “Steal” the tree on the river bank and carry it on their shoulders to the chapel of Ambasaguas.
Tree laying begins around 01:00 in the morning and consists of “plantar” the tree in front of the chapel so that its crown is higher than the bell tower.
After the laying of the tree, the bravest young men climb the trunk as high as possible to deposit the crown of flowers made by hand by the women of the Peña La Mecha (tradition started years ago by María L’Aire) in honor of the Virgen del Carmen.