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Monday, August 23, 2021

The offering of the Hearts of Tejina in the plaza is cancelled for the second year

Corazones de Tejina

The festivities in honor of San Bartolomé de Tejina will be held, for the second year, mainly with cultural events of reduced capacity. That is why the offering of the Hearts of Tejina in the square is cancelled and will take place inside the church, according to the council. 

The festivities began on August 1 with the proclamation by researcher Leopoldo Izquierdo Fernández and included the VII Conference on Historical Dissemination of the History of Tejina, at the Unión Theatre Tejina. The Theatre will also host the Art Festival, on Monday the 23rd, and the musical performances by Miriam Reyes and Vocal 7, on Thursday the 26th and Friday the 27th, respectively. Sunday 29 will be when the tribute to the Feast of the Hearts takes place, with events in the church and in the cultural space. 

La ofrenda de los Corazones de Tejina en la plaza se cancela por segundo año

Festivities of the Hearts of Tejina, Tejina, Tenerife. August 24, Saint Bartholomew's Day.

Los Corazones de Tejina, on the island of Tenerife, is a festival declared an Asset of Cultural Interest that is more than 100 years old. It is celebrated in the last week of August and without a doubt it is one of the most striking traditions that are celebrated in summer, due to the cross-shaped structures that have two wooden hearts and arranged vertically. They are decorated with flowers, with flour cakes with of traditional and religious allegorical motifs, and with fruits. The hearts, which can measure up to 12 meters high and weigh almost a ton, accompanied by their respective parties from their neighbourhoods, are brought to the church square. There they are received by the saint, San Bartolomé, at the door of the church and an emotional act known as the Offering takes place. 

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