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Monday, June 16, 2014

Centenary summer solstice at Güímar Pyramids

The Tenerife Cabildo has announced that the Güímar pyramids ethnographic park will again play host for summer solstice celebrations this Saturday, 21 June and this year, more than others, it will a special event because of the Thor Heyerdahl centenary. Doors will open at 6.45pm to allow the public access to the pyramids themselves. There, weather conditions hopefully permitting, they will be able to observe the orientation of the pyramids with the sunset on the horizon, and the famous "double sunset".



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.

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