Friday, February 04, 2011

Sorry Jesus, no sandals …

Candelaria, exterior de la BasílicaShortly, a sign will be put up at the doors of the Basílica de Candelaria in Tenerife, it is reported, prohibiting entry to persons who are not dressed in a “dignified and respectful” manner.

The objective is to keep out those people who would attempt to enter the church wearing only bikinis, swimsuits, beach wraps, sandals or merely wrapped in beach towels, says the report.

imageThe Vatican recently made a proclamation upgrading the status of the basilica, which is the reason for strengthening controls over the dress code to visit the islands’ Patroness.

Among the restrictions: men are not permitted to enter wearing shorts and sandals. OK, we get the respect thing, but what did Jesus himself apparently wear? You have to wonder at the logic.

Via: GomeraVerde. Image of the Basilica by Mataparda


Fluent in Spanish and having spent 16 years on the island, Pamela Stocks has now been translating, researching and publishing information on customs and events in Tenerife for 25+ years. This takes a considerable amount of time and effort, for which she receives no payment whatsoever. If you find this work useful or interesting, please buy her a coffee. Buy Pamela Stocks a Coffee

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