To the rhythm of the Gomeran whistle, the most anticipated edition of The White Night of La Laguna, which returned in style after two years of being celebrated with the restrictions imposed by the pandemic. And people wanted to celebrate, which was noticeable in the streets of the old town, full from early in the morning.
In fact, more than 40,000 people enjoyed the children’s and family activities scheduled in the morning, an unprecedented figure according to the City Council, which estimated the arrival of more than 100,000 people throughout an entire day in which the good weather accompanied and encouraged people to go out to enjoy the more than one hundred programmed activities.
The event began shortly after 11:00 a.m. with the now traditional whistled announcement of the Silbo Gomero Cultural Association, which, from the Town Hall to the La Concepción tower, invited residents and visitors to join the celebration.
Then the mayor Luis Yeray Gutierrezand the Councilor for Commerce and Economic Development, Aitami Bruno, accompanied by the entire City Council, opened the doors of the House of Captains from where a striking parade formed by the colored giraffes of Bolina Puppets and the music of 101 Brass. Band, with whom the activities for the little ones started, with puppets, humor, traveling shows, music, sports, workshops and much more.
“Today is a day of illusion, of great joy. La Laguna is more alive than ever, it can be seen, noticed and felt. Today is a White Night that the lagoons and lagoons were looking forward to with great enthusiasm. Today the gomeran whistle returns to our streets and the hundreds of people who are going to be enjoying and working to make this night unforgettable”, stated the mayor in the morning.
Later in the afternoon, Gutiérrez highlighted that the 2022 edition “is already a resounding success”, with that forecast of some 100,000 people on the day, according to data from Cecopal, and without registering “any incident” until then.
For her part, the Councilor for Commerce also valued the “success of participation, organization, security and commercial activity. All influx forecasts have been exceeded”.
The mayor recalled that “the end of La Noche en Blanco is the revitalization of our local business, which is at full capacity with its offers.”
Starting at 8:00 p.m., the strip for the adult public began, under the lights of the recently inaugurated Christmas illumination, with theatre, humor, itinerant activities and concerts such as Coque Malla and The Monkey Faces in the Plaza del Cristo, ending the events around midnight, although the celebration moved to Víctor Zurita square with the first LNB White Vibes festival.
Given the great anticipation of the public, the City Council enabled 6 temporary parking areas, Titsa reinforced the lines with La Laguna and Metrotenerife had double trams.