The Fair of Requeixo e Mel de As Neves It is one of the most important gastronomic festivals in Galicia. In the following article we will explain its history, location, dates and activities.
History of Feria Do Requeixo E Mel As Neves
The relationship of As Neves with the requeixo comes from the Middle Ages. In the 12th century, testimonies were already written where they spoke of the neighbors of As Neves giving requeixo to the pilgrims of the Portuguese way.
Since 1991, the Do Requeixo E Mel Fair has been held in As Neves, thanks to the collaboration between the City Council and the Association of Mulleres Rurais. This collaboration would take over in 2002, the Condado-Paradanta Agrarian Cooperative Society. In 2013 it was declared a Festival of Tourist Interest in Galicia and currently, up to 12,000 people attend this festival year after year.
Location of Feria Do Requeixo E Mel As Neves
As the name suggests, the Do Requeixo E Mel Fair is held in As Neves. The celebration is located in different parts of the municipality, highlighting the town hall square, where the proclamation and the awards ceremony are held for the Recipe Contest Requeixo Das Neves, or the Maior square where the different musical performances are held.
Dates of the Fair Do Requeixo and Mel As Neves
The celebration of the Fair Do Requeixo e Mel de As Neves takes place on Good Friday although lately it is also celebrated the next day, Saturday, especially since the incorporation of the red wines of Rubiós to the fair.
Activities of the Fair Do Requeixo and Mel As Neves
The main attraction of this fair is gastronomy. Besides of request and the honey , red wines or other dishes such as octopus ‘a feira’ or chorizos in wine are also present at the Fair Do Requeixo e Mel de As Neves.
Music is also a fundamental part of the events, and also courses, seminars or conferences whose theme is usually related to requeixo and honey are held.