More than a hundred extras toured the streets surrounding the Plaza de San Pedro de Güímar tonight to represent, two years later, Las Burras, the unique burial of the sardine that has been organized in the Güímarero Carnival, since the artist recovered it in 1992 local Javier Eloy Campos.
The flyers are always synonymous with a big party in Güímar, and they announced at nine o’clock the departure of the procession of those witches, who, disguised as donkeys, try to confuse the neighbors, who try to discover the wrong by pricking the supposed witches with knives until discovered.
The witches, naked, stunning and ordinary women, invoked the devil with the organs and blood of their victims. Then the devil appeared, accompanied by a bunch of imps and by Baulén, a former aristocrat. Shortly after, the Holy Inquisition arrived accompanied by the bishop and his friars. The bishop called the Archangel Saint Michael, who descended raising his sword, with which he kills the devil after a hard fight.
Once he died, the witches were burned at the stake along with the sardine, with which a show concluded, this year with some differences with respect to other editions, of which a municipality so attached to customs and legends is proud. . Thousands of Güimareros followed in situ the heat, color and fire of a singular party among those that star in the Carnival of Tenerife.