SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, March 4. (EUROPE PRESS) –
A delegation from the German carnival in Düsseldorf, Bonn and Duisburg made its traditional visit to the Cabildo de Tenerife this Friday, where it was received in the Noble Hall by the island’s president, Pedro Martín.
This act is part of a tourist promotion that takes place every year between the North Rhine-Westphalia region and Puerto de la Cruz and which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary. A delegation from Puerto de la Cruz, led by its mayor, Marco González, participated in the meeting.
“For us, this meeting is very important, since it is a magnificent opportunity to welcome them to Tenerife and to give our island a greater tourist attraction,” said the president during the visit.
In addition, the mayor of Puerto de la Cruz has added that being able to show them the carnivals in these moments of tourist recovery “is a great opportunity for everyone”.
Laura Castro, Island Council Director of Tourism, and David Pérez, CEO of Tourism of Tenerife, as well as the Councilor for Tourism of Porto, Roberto Medina, were present at this reception.
The German delegation was led by the Prince of Carnival, Tobias Schneider, who stated that “in these difficult times, it makes us very proud that Tenerife has invited us to celebrate Carnival together”.
Along with him, different groups of the German festival have attended, as well as the Honor Guard of the mayor of Düsseldorf.
The president of the Guard, Volker Henkel, has affirmed that they are “determined to continue this friendly link”.
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The event at the Palacio Insular ended with an exchange of gifts between chicharreros and Germans. To close, the president recalled that “what is important” is the relationship between the two territories and building ties beyond nationality.
In addition, he has made a point to mention that this is how international relations should be. “While there are countries that attack others, we are sisters to have fun together and enjoy life,” she said.
The tradition of this visit dates back to 1972, when Puerto de la Cruz established a twinning agreement with the North Rhine-Westphalia region, one of the most prosperous and inhabited in Germany. Since then, every year a tourist promotion is held that seeks to preserve this friendship.
To do this, for a week, a delegation from Puerto de la Cruz travels to Düsseldorf. The queen and the bridesmaids of the Carnival participate in it, as well as folk groups and representatives of the town hall. During their stay in Germany, they participate in the Carnival parties and celebrations.
After this week, the promotion continues in Tenerife. A commission headed by the prince and the Venetia of the German carnival goes to Puerto de la Cruz, who are accompanied by different musical groups and the mayor’s Honor Guard. During their stay, they visit different places of interest and tourist relevance and participate in the carnival.