Sunday, January 02, 2022

Three Kings craft fairs open this Sunday

A total of 64 artisans from more than twenty trades will exhibit their products in Santa Cruz and La Laguna until January 5th

The Cabildo de Tenerife opens this Sunday, January 2, two craft fairs, located in the municipalities of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and La Laguna, with which it traditionally contributes to boost sales in the sector during the Christmas holidays, and in which this year a total of 64 artisans related to a wide variety of trades will participate.

The Minister of Employment, Socioeconomic Development and Foreign Action, Carmen Luz Baso, highlights the importance of these dates to boost the activity of a sector that has been severely punished by the restrictions established by the pandemic.

"The complicated situation experienced by the artisan sector since the pandemic began adds greater value, if possible, to this type of event, which for many artisans constitutes the only opportunity to sell their new products in person," says the counsellor, who emphasizes that both fairs will comply with the sanitary measures and the reduced capacity established by the health authorities to combat COVID-19.

The Feria de Artesanía de Reyes (Reyes Crafts Fair), which celebrates its 24th edition, will be located in the Plaza del Príncipe in Santa Cruz and will have the participation of 40 artisans. In La Laguna, the Mercado Navideño de Artesanía (Christmas Handicraft Market) will celebrate its 13th edition in the Plaza del Adelantado, where 31 artisans will meet.

The hours of the two fairs, which will remain open until the night of January 5, will be from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., with a small interval of one hour, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., when the stalls close.

The list of professionals participating covers more than twenty crafts related to jewellery, recycled materials, decoration of fabrics, traditional pottery, doll making, or weaving.