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Even with the start of the 'new normality' on 21 June 2020, popular fiestas and most large gatherings and events are still prohibited and social distancing guidelines still in force. Dates listed on this site, therefore, are still subject to cancellation or change and we will update, where we can, when any new information is made available.

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Monday, September 14, 2020

La Laguna this year celebrates some very atypical Fiestas del Cristo

Cristo de La Laguna elduendesuarez / CC BY-SA

Today, 14 September, should have been the Día Grande (Big Day) of the fiestas in honour of the Cristo de La Laguna. In normal years, the 16th Century icon, the most venerated figure of Christ in the Canary Islands, would be brought out in procession from its Real Santuario del Santísimo Cristo de La Laguna (Royal Sanctuary of the Christ of La Laguna) to the sound of the ringing of bells and escorted by Tenerife artillerymen, honouring a promise made in 1921, along with members of the Esclavitud del Cristo (brotherhood or fraternity of devotees), filling the streets of the historic center of the city with people.

However, this year La Laguna will celebrate atypical festivals in honor of Christ due to the current health crisis, which for the first time in more than four centuries will prevent the image from taking to the streets to avoid crowds. The cultural events will be held in the Teatro Leal and all of the religious ones will take place inside the temple only.

Mayor of La Laguna, Luis Yeray Gutiérrez, and the Councilor for Parties, Carla Cabrera, added that the program of civil and religious events will be limited and that the main events will be broadcast on the internet. The program is "necessarily symbolic" and appropriate to the health situation, although it could be modified according to the evolution of the pandemic, and for which the authorities have also appealed to collective responsibility and prudence.

These festivities usually take place throughout the month of September, with the 14th being the central day, but this year the best we can offer is this memory from last year.



FIESTAS DEL CRISTO DIA GRANDE 2019.09.14 LA LAGUNA ISLAS CANARIAS

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