Like every August 15, the town of Alcalá, in Guide to Isora, saw its patron saint, the Virgin of Candelaria, parade on the shoulders of her faithful. The procession, which began shortly after 10:00 p.m., ran through the streets of the coastal town until it reached the pier, where the folklore section of the Municipal School of Leisure and Sports of Guía de Isora carried out a performance in which they interpreted typical songs and dances.
The brooch to that long-awaited night by so many was put by the Fireworks. The pyrotechnic show, which erupted from the sea and lasted around thirty minutes, lit up the Alcalá sky and amazed those present with its explosiveness and color.
It is an exhibition of light, color and sound that has been held for almost a century and has become one of the most spectacular in Tenerife and probably also in the Canary Islands.
The fires of Alcalá have an added technical complexity. Most of the explosives must be loaded onto boats and taken to the lowlands (lavic formations in the town’s bay).
When the display of lights ceased, the noise was silenced and only smoke and joy remained in the atmosphere, the processional route was resumed to the church, where the image of the brunette was returned.
The mayor, Josefa Mesa, thanked the work of the festival committee and congratulated all the staff involved in organizing them.
The festivities were held despite the fact that just one day before them a young man -Kevin, 25 years old-, operator of an attraction fair, died electrocuted when I was working on it. The festivities commission, as well as the Guia de Isora City Council, decided to continue with the festivities despite the pain and condolences for such an irreparable loss, while the judicial authority allowed the use of the attraction (a mechanical octopus) the next day, at comply with all safety regulations.