Los Realejos prepares to light up its skies with fireworks
Los Realejos in the north of Tenerife is very proud of its traditions and none more so than the festival of fireworks and decorared crosses.
The “Cruces y Fuegos de Mayo” are classified as of national tourist interest and attract visitors from all over Tenerife and beyond, not least holidaymakers.
Councillor for fiestas and culture of Los Realejos, Isabel Socorro, and the artist from Tenerife, Jorge Pérez Rodríguez, recently presented the official poster. It depicts three scenes in oil, each of them referring to the three devotional milestones of these celebrations.
On the one hand, the face of the royal image of Our Lady of Los Remedios stands out, on the other hand the revered Cruz de Plata and in the central scene there is a couple of dancers evoking a moment of dance during the Romería in honour of San Isidro Labrador and Santa María de la Cabeza, all crowned with fireworks.
Visitors can expect to find on May 2nd and 3rd more than 300 floral crosses all over the town, not just in obvious places but tucked away in doorways and on balconies and windowsills, as well as in the local chapels and churches.
The grand firework exhibition is unique in Europe and lasts for about three hours, lighting up the Los Realejos skies in brilliant colours.
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