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Clock begins ticking down to “Crosses and Fires of May” 

Los Realejos has started the countdown to its annual ” Cruces y Fuegos de Mayo” (“Crosses and Fires of May”) in the most visible way possible.

A clock has been installed on a new information panel outside the Municipal Tourism Office and will count down every day between now and the famous events.

In fact, it is not just hours which are counting down but also minutes and seconds.

Last year, the Ministry of Tourism received official notification that the events had been declared celebrations of National Tourism Interest.

The Mayor of Los Realejos, Manuel Domínguez said they had been working since then to achieve from 2020 classification as “International Tourist Interest.”

Councillor for tourism, Carolina Toste said they had already received international press interest from a number of countries, including Argentina, Austria, Bulgaria, Romania, Uruguay and Canada.

The Mayor said that over and above the symbolic countdown, the celebration of the Crosses and Fires of May would be nothing without the tireless work of an army of volunteers, the fiesta committees and local residents.

Councillor for celebrations, Isabel Socorro said the Cruces and Fuegos de Mayos would represent the start of a very busy month which would also see the Baile de Magos on May 14th, the Romería Chica on the 15th coinciding with the festivities of San Isidro, the Cattle Fair and Festival de las Islas on the 21st, the Romeria on the 22nd and Lunes de Remedios on the 23rd.