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Fireworks during the Crosses and Fires of May festivities in Los Realejos

Crosses and Fires of May

Festivity of National Tourist Interest

The May festivities in Los Realejos combine popular tradition and spectacular fireworks displays.

The streets and homes in the Cruz Santa district are bedecked with makeshift chapels containing crosses and altars, or “enrames”, where the locals apply all their skill to select the flowers to be used for the decorations in this celebration. The two streets of El Sol and El Medio are the setting for the procession of La Cruz. Their inhabitants are also the creators of a whole array of fireworks to mark the historic rivalry between both streets. This curious event attracts thousands of visitors each year. 

Public events and ceremonies may be very different to usual due to healthcare guidelines during the pandemic.

Crosses and Fires of May

Realejos, Los, Tenerife  (Canary Islands)