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Setting the scene for Corpus Christi 

The official poster for the 2014 fiestas for Corpus Christi and San Isidro Labrador in La Orotava has sent the scene for colour, tradition, flowers and religion.

The celebrations, deemed of National Tourist Interest, began on May 15th and continue through to June 29th.

In a composition of still life, the poster brings together the various elements of the festivities which will be attended by many thousands of people of all nationalities. These include petals which will form the basis for the “carpets” which will line the cobble streets to complement the sand tapestries in the main plazas. There are also religious symbols and traditional costumes, together with coloured ribbons and crafts.

The 2014 programme contains many events and if you would like to plan ahead, it can be downloaded on www.villadelaorotava.org where you will also get an idea through pictures of how the floral and sand carpets look.

The Mayor, Francisco Linares says he hopes people will come and enjoy the festivities despite the difficult times people are facing.

Highlights will include entertainment from 10am on May 30th to mark Canary Day and various competitions to select the fiesta queens and attendants of the various age groups.

There will be a host of exhibitions, photographic displays and sports, together with church services and processions. Corpus Christi is on June 26th.