is perhaps the most important festival for the region. Many people
take part in the procession for the Virgin of Portal (who is the
patron saint of Ribadavia) and accompany the faithful and devout
to follow the local band (an orchestra formed by students but
now including professionals).
previous day the road is elaborately decorated with flower petals.
These festival are celebrated in the month of September, usually
between the 7 and 11, with the 9 being the date of the local festival.
In the area there are also many attractions for the young people,
such as musical concerts in the town square and other areas. There
are also a great many sporting activities, such as ´balonmano´,
or handball and a football tournament.