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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Commemoration of the Chinyero eruption 2020

Chinyero Volcano Image by Cornelia Schneider-Frank from Pixabay

The Town Hall of Santiago del Teide is commemorating the eruption of the Chinyero Volcano with an event entitled Chinyero-111 – this year is the 111th since the last eruption that began on 18 November 1909 - with activities that will take place from today, Tuesday, November 17, and run until Sunday 22.

The program begins on Tuesday, November 17, at the Tamaimo Social Center, starting at 6:00 p.m., with an educational project “Canarias, una Ventana Volcánica en el Atlántica” (The Canary Islands, a Volcanic Window in the Atlantic), which will feature a screening of the documentary “El Gigante Dormido” (The Sleeping Giant), directed by Pedro Felipe Acosta and produced by the Instituto Volcanológico de Canarias (INVOLCAN)

On Wednesday, November 18, starting at 11:00 am, the commemorative video of the 111th eruption of the Chinyero Volcano will be shown on the council's social networks. From 18:00 hrs, the Tamaimo Social Center will once again host the educational project "The Canary Islands, a Volcanic Window in the Atlantic" with the presentation of a talk "Itinerario geoturístico por los paisajes del Chinyero" (Geotourism itinerary through the landscapes of Chinyero), given by Esther Beltrán-Yanes and Javier Dóniz-Páez, from the University of La Laguna (ULL). (Obviously, in Spanish.) Finally, starting at 6:30 p.m., the council's social networks will screen a video-documentary of the 111th eruption of the Chinyero Volcano.

Thursday, November 19, starting at 6:00 p.m., the educational project "The Canary Islands, a Volcanic Window in the Atlantic" will host the last talk "El fenómeno volcánico y la gestión del riesgo volcánico en Canarias" (The volcanic phenomenon and the management of volcanic risk in the Canary Islands), given by Fátima Rodríguez (again, in Spanish), from the Volcanological Institute of the Canary Islands (INVOLCAN).

And on Friday, November 20, starting at 7:00 p.m., the winners of the XXXIV “Rincones de Santiago 2020” Photography and Painting Contest will be announced through the council's social networks.

Saturday, November 21, starting at 4:00 p.m., the council's social networks will show a commemorative video of the 111th eruption of the Chinyero Volcano.

Finally, on Sunday, November 22, the Church of Santa Ana in Tamaimo will host, starting at 10:30 a.m., a Holy Mass in thanksgiving in honor of Santa Ana on the occasion of the anniversary of the 111th eruption of the Chinyero Volcano and, at 12:00 hrs, the social networks of the council will project the Virtual Rogation of Santa Ana on the occasion of the commemoration of the 111th eruption of the Chinyero Volcano.

Anyone who wishes to obtain more information about the aforementioned cultural program - which will have limited capacity based on the measures established by the health authorities - should contact the council's department of culture, by phone 922 86-31 -27, Ext. 300.

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