Asociacion do ano 2023

Friends of Empanada Association

Juan Salgueiro na subasta da Festa da Empanada.

Juan Salgueiro at the Empanada Festival auction.

On February 23, 1996, the Cultural Association Fiends of Empanada was born in A Bandeira. This non-profit organization was initiated by Juan Salgueiro Montouto with the aim of bringing together all those people who, since 1974, have contributed to promoting the gastronomic event par excellence in Silleda. In this way, it would be much easier to organize an event that already had unprecedented dimensions in the area.

Among the goals of the Cultural Association Friends of Empanada are the following:

Actuación musical nun establecemento da Bandeira

Musical performance

To fulfill the mentioned objectives, Friends of Empanada organizes a comprehensive cultural and gastronomic program throughout the year and during the five days of the Empanada Festival. Among the various activities, the gastronomic and musical routes of the empanada and empanadilla, the summer carnival, sports and children's events, the traditional celebration of Saint Christopher, neighborhood gatherings, cultural concerts, and much more stand out.

Concerto cultural na Bandeira

Cultural concert in A Bandeira.

Conferencia organizada por Amigos da Empanada

Conference organized by Friends of Empanada

The organization of Friends of Empanada also works on the creation of a rural network of synergies among entities and various social actors, organizing cycles of conferences and educational events. One of our pillars is the training and dignification of the baker's profession through collaboration with bakeries and training centers, aiming to change society's perception and transmit to the younger generations the importance of defending our culture and gastronomy.

Honorary Presidents

Honorary Members