The City Council of La Laguna, through the Department of Culture, scheduled for November 1 a series of dramatized activities, which will be titled ‘Deceased. Recovering the Canarian traditions of the Night of the Dead’, and which will be guided by the historian Néstor Verona.
In a statement, the City Council explained that the activity, which will celebrate its second edition in 2023 and which aims to highlight the heritage and culture of the Canary Islands, will take place in the old convent of Santo Domingo de The lagoonstarting at 7:00 p.m.
For their part, tickets can be picked up now at www.tickety.eswith the only cost of management expenses (one euro).
“Through a story of souls in pain, marked by ancient prayers, we will revive ancient beliefs and traditions that have been lost in our days,” said the mayor, Luis Yeray Gutiérrez, who stressed that there will also be no shortage of “magic, witchcraft , the healers and santiguadoras, all intermingled in a story of the dead that tries to delve into the intangible heritage linked to death and the traditions around it, in the time of our ancestors.
The theatrical action has advice on traditional clothing and ethnographic heritage from Dulce Rodríguez de la Rosa, member of the Sectoral Council of Traditional Clothing of Tenerife, and with the intervention of Alicia Rodríguez Reyes, Antonio Conejo and Mar Gutiérrez.
Meanwhile, Néstor Verona explained that “it is a story from the deepest Canary Islands, a story of souls in pain in the context of the night of the dead, which revolves around the figure of an emigrant who does not know that he has died.” .
“Traditions that are lost in the mists of time, prayers and witchcraft, and are combined with rituals around death and the memory of the deceased,” he added.