Art, culture, faith, devotion and respect combine
The tradition of “Las Cruces de Mayo” in La Laguna will feature a total of 42 crosses, chapels and altars adorned with flowers.
These artistic pieces will be distributed around all six districts of the municipality. The activity is organised by the Association of Cruces de Mayo in collaboration with the council through the de-partments of historical heri-tage, social welfare and fiestas.
“This festival has a great tradition in the municipality and every year the number of people and associations that decide to participate is increasing,” said councillors Flora Marrero and Atteneri Falero.
The president of the local Association of Crosses of May, Jonay Mesa, detailed the extensive bio-graphy of the painter Domingo Vega de la Rosa, author of the fiesta poster evoked in the chapel of Cruz de los Alamos in the Plaza del Cristo, where “a simple and direct technique has been used with pencil, watercolour and the black ballpoint pen,” said Sr. Vega.
Jonay Mesa stressed that “Las Cruces de Mayo has become an attractive heritage of our historic city, since art, culture, faith, devotion and respect for the traditions in the city of Los Adelantados are mixed.”
The opening to the public of the chapels and crossings will be on Wednesday, May 2nd, at 5 pm although the main party will be on Thursday, May 3rd, when they can be visited from 10am to 8pm in the historical city and its surroundings.
The Band of Cornetas and Drums San Miguel de La Laguna will play from 6pm.