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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Cruces de Mayo

Cruces de mayo 2010. 045. P1510391

Today, May 3rd, is Día de la Cruz (Day of the Cross), which is celebrated most fervently in Tenerife in Santa Cruz (in honour of the city’s founding), Puerto de la Cruz, Los Realejos (which, each year sees the annual firework battle: Europe's biggest firework display) and in Güímar with these beautiful floral crosses.

Photo By Mataparda


Unlike so many journalists writing about the resorts, Pamela has not only actually been to Tenerife, she lived on the island for 16 years, for the majority of that time in a rural valley immersed in the local culture in a way that few outsiders have been privileged to do and gaining a wealth of knowledge about the island, its people, their customs, fiestas and celebrations that she is now able to share via this site. Fluent in Spanish, she also translated and reported for the various English-language newspapers.

1 comment:

Sue R said...

The floral cross is beautiful, but the butterfly is enchanting, presume its real and not part of the display!?

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