Güímar Carnival

This southern municipality on the Island also celebrates carnival in its own, very peculiar fashion: Las Burras. The name of this tradition means "The Female Donkeys", and consists of a re-enactment that has been taking place since 1992 to highlight how important the Sardine Burial ceremony used to be years ago. During the ritual, young people play the scene where a group of witches have been turned into donkeys and are invoking the devil. After a dance between the witches and the devil, a group of monks arrive hailing the Archangel San Miguel. The battle between them ends with the devil's defeat and the witches being burnt at the stake. Those same flames will then be used to burn the town's sardine before its burial that brings the festivities to a close.

Weather Today
Maximum: 23º
Minimum: 16º
Güímar. It will be good weather all Sunday long. In the evening the sky will be covered by high and middle clouds. Temperatures will remain unchanged.