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Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Las Burras return to Güímar as an exhibition

Elisa García Dorta won the poster contest in relation to this unique Carnival show, which will be relegated to the burning of the sardine, without an audience, on March 4

Since Javier Eloy Campos rescued it in 1992, Las Burras de Güímar has become one of the most unique Carnival shows on the island of Tenerife. Between the history and the legend of a municipality as attached to mystery as Güímar, Las Burras form part of the oral tradition at a time that takes us back to the Inquisition, under the fight between the Devil and the Archangel Saint Michael, in a representation full of fire and colour that filled the Plaza San Pedro, except last year due to the pandemic.

As happened then, this year, despite the arrival of the anti-COVID vaccines, the Las Burras show as such cannot be held, everything being relegated to an exhibition format, although on this occasion the burning of the sardine, which will take place on the night of March 4, will take place, but without an audience and can only be followed through streaming.

The Exhibition Hall of La Cochera art gallery, in the Fonda Medina, will mount an exhibition that opens on Friday, February 25, at 7:00 p.m., and will remain open until March 4.

The Las Burras poster has been the result of an open contest organized by the council's Tourism department and 500 euros was awarded to the winning proposal.