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Santa Cruz becomes heart of Canary Islands’ Day celebrations 

Santa Cruz will become the heart of the archipelago to celebrate Canary Islands Day.

In fact, the city council has already started a wide programme of activities which will conclude on Thursday, May 30th. More than 500 cultural, sports, folkloric and educational events are part of the offer designed by the City Hall to celebrate the day of all the Canarians.
The Mayor of the city, José Manuel Bermúdez, announc-ed these initiatives together with the councillor of fiestas, Gladis de León; the Minister of Agriculture of the Govern-ment of the Canary Islands, Narvay Quintero; the coun-cillor of tourism of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Alberto Bernabé; the artist Luis Morera; and the director of Los Sabandeños, Benito Cabrera.
Sr. Bermúdez showed his gratitude to Morera and Cabrera, “two symbols of Canarian culture who will accompany us on a day in which we are proud to be different, of our identity and in which we are going to make it visible on the streets of our city. It is a day that excites me greatly because Santa Cruz will become that day the capital of the Canaries, thanks to the talent of our people.”
De León, meanwhile, stressed that the programme includes multiple concerts “with Los Sabandeños, the humour of Kike Pérez and Los Gofiones, who return to Santa Cruz 28 years after their last concert. We invite everyone to come, to enjoy that magnificent day and to share with us the many activities we have prepared.”
Quintero said that the primary sector “with our cheeses, our wines and our livestock is the main am-bassador of our culture, our history and our traditions in a day to claim our identity.”
Highlights still to come include:
On Wednesday, May 29th, the programme will feature two other musical acts in the capital, the first in the Plaza del Príncipe, at 7.30pm which will start the concert of the Band of Music Friends of Art of San Andrés, which comme-morate its 50th anniversary, and the second, in the Plaza de La Candelaria, where the Young Singers concert will take place, at 9.30pm.
One more edition of the Ferris Wheel, Wine and Gastronomy Fair, on Wed-nesday the 29th, starting at 7pm and on Thursday the 30th, starting at 11.30pm in the surroundings of La Noria street. Six wineries of the Designation of Origin Tacoronte Acentejo will participate.
The events on the 30th will begin at 10am and end at 8pm with the concert offered by Los Sabandeños, in Plaza de la Candelaria, with free access. A pyrotechnic exhibition will put the finishing touch to the scheduled events.
The Plaza de España will become a multifunctional space where various activities will be held throughout the day. There will be displays, music, traditional sports, gastronomy, pottery, crafts, animals, children’s entertainment, Canary jewellery and much more.
The acts corresponding to Thursday, May 30, will be broadcasted through the streaming system, in high definition, through the Facebook Live of Fiestas de Santa Cruz and the rest of the municipal profiles, as well as at www.santacruzdetenerife.es and www.fiestasdesantacruz .com