Fiesta de la tortilla - Laro-SILLEDA

Date: held on the first Friday of August .When the weekend coincides with the 1st and 2nd its brought forward to the 31st of July.

Location: Freixeiro-Laro

Importance: This is a very popular food festival and a fixed date on the calendar. Each year some 10,000 people gather to savour about 2,000 servings of tortilla (potato omelette) and 1,000 litres of wine, free of charge. The festival dates back to 1989, with the 20th edition in 2010.

Ceremony: Proclamation by guest speaker. Tasting, Auction of winning tortillas. Dinner in the "carballeira” (wood) and performances by traditional music al groups and orchestras, etc...

Organization: Each year the organizing committee, housewives and householders strive to have ready hundreds of tortillas in all possible variations: with salt-cod, peppers, sausage, beef, shrimp...

About 2,000 portions are served, as many people bring food from home, and there is about 1,000 litres of free wine for those who buy commemorative cups and jugs.

The cups are sold for two euros while the jug with cup costs ten. There are also for sale t-shirts, polo shirts, crocks and tortilla tossers.

The festa organisers also have special buses which run from Silleda, A Bandeira and Lalin to Laro.