The City Council of La Laguna, through the Department of Festivals and Culture, has recently held a meeting with neighborhood associations and festival commissions from Tejina and has agreed to postpone the events scheduled for this week corresponding to the ‘Hearts’ and the festivities in honor of San Bartolomé 2023.
This decision is motivated by the Forest fire which began on August 15 in Tenerife and still affects several municipalities on the island.
The San Bartolomé de Tejina Festival Commission, the Corazones de Tejina Association, the Corazón Calle Abajo Commission, the Corazón Calle Arriba Commission, the Corazón El Pico Commission and the Las Tres Calles de Tejina Neighborhood Association took part in the meeting.
The Councilor for Fiestas de La Laguna, Dailos González, highlighted in a note that the objective in which all the parties involved are already working is to “transfer the postponed events to next week’s agenda so that no event on the planned program stops be celebrated”.
In this way, the festive and religious agenda would resume on Monday as long as the emergency situation allows it and the necessary security means can be provided.
The Laguna mayor also wanted to thank all the entities present at the meeting for their understanding and willingness to reach an agreement.
“We are all aware of the magnitude of the emergency that we have experienced in recent days and of the enormous responsibility that local administrations have to contribute to the firefighting and security operation, providing the necessary technical and human resources,” he added.
Thus, in this last week of festivities, from August 28 to September 3, there will be the entrance of the Hearts to the Church square –Saturday, September 2 at 5:00 p.m.–, the pick-up of the Hearts –Sunday 3 September at 11:00 a.m. or the final point of this festivity, symbolized by the turning off of the Heart, at midnight on Sunday.