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The Festivals of the Cross

The Day of the Cross
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On 3 May, various municipalities in Tenerife celebrate the Day of the Cross. The inhabitants of the Island's capital decorate dozens of crosses with flowers and fruit, which are then displayed on the pavements of the Ramblas for everybody to enjoy. Moreover, this is the day when Santa Cruz celebrates the anniversary of its founding, and every neighbourhood has its own crosses made or decorated. Further north, in the municipality of Los Realejos, the Day of the Cross is celebrated with a spectacular firework display. It is one of the most impressive displays in Europe and has been declared of National Tourist Interest. The two main streets in the town, which are Calle del Medio and Calle del Sol, get locked in a three hour fire work battle to provide the most breathtaking spectacle.

  • Where: Santa Cruz, Puerto de la Cruz and Los Realejos.
  • When: 3 May.
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