It’s been years since this pagan-inspired festival was held at the end of June in the Peneda parish, in the Viso parish, to welcome summer. The first celebration is in 1997 but it is said that this tradition dates back to the 19th century. It has mythological reminiscences based on the castreña culture of the mountain (rites of light) and its main characteristic is the climb to the summit walking with lit torches and the subsequent burning of a bonfire. The Peneda setting in which it takes place is considered to be a union between the municipalities of Redondela and Soutomaior, in addition to constituting a unique spot visible from almost all points of the two municipalities. On the other hand, it is important to highlight its strong historical burden from the most remote times (“Castro da Peneda”) and also the great relevance during the Middle Ages in which it was known as the Castrizán Fortress, since it played a fundamental role in the Irmandiñas Revolts and in noble conflicts. Later it was Christianized and its summit was crowned with a hermitage. The Torchlight Festival (Festa dos Fachos) has a marked protest component in which the organization wants to draw attention to the care that the mountain must receive, the preservation of natural spaces and native species. In addition, it is also a call for the union of the two municipalities in that common space. The Alén Nós collective was the first to commit to this celebration, which grows each day more and more every year and contributes to the spectacular nature of the celebration.