Yesterday morning, the whistle from Gomez marked the start of the White Night of La Laguna, carrying the message of the start of the celebration from the City Hall through some of the streets of the town. After last year’s stoppage due to the pandemic, the White Night has returned in 2021, converted into a week full of activities, until next December 4. Visitors and citizens were able to enjoy yesterday gastronomic samples, exhibitions, painting, children’s workshops and a craft fair. However, although the rain gave a break in the morning, in the afternoon it affected some of the scheduled events, such as the two concerts scheduled in the Plaza del Cristo.
In the morning, the mayor of La Laguna, Luis Yeray Gutiérrez, the Councilor for Commerce, María José Roca, and part of the municipal Corporation participated in the exhibition of the rubber whistle and later visited several of the points with activities.
In his initial assessment, Luis Yeray Gutiérrez expressed his satisfaction at once again feeling in the city all the joy that a celebration of these characteristics holds. “We needed to carry out activities as important as this, not only to energize the town, but also to take the activity to the rest of the neighborhoods,” he said.
For her part, María José Roca also stressed that the 2021 edition has been structured in such a way that everyone can enjoy the programming complying with the standards required by the current health situation. “We have distributed the activities from Saturday to Saturday, giving everyone the opportunity to experience our offer without having to endure crowds. I hope that everyone enjoys these days very much ”, the councilor valued.
However, the afternoon and evening rain affected some of the activities. “Those planned indoors and in Las Mantecas have worked quite well and have been maintained,” said Roca. However, it did affect the two concerts planned in the Plaza del Cristo. “We have tried until the last moment, but with the rain it has been impossible,” explained the mayor.
So in the end it was decided to reschedule the one in Kuarembó to another day of the week, while the Kanka concert was moved to El Búho, from where it was broadcast via streaming at 10 p.m., said María José Roca.