Updated 23 March: Guía de Isora has issued the following plan of the designs and their locations in the Pascua Florida. Click on the plan to see it full size.
Update 10 March: Once again, Guía de Isora Ayuntamiento will be holding a photo competition based on the Pascua Florida. The competition is open to all amateur and professional photographers, whose photos must be digital and related to the Pascua Florida itself. Entry is free and entrants must register in the council’s Culture Department on the 25 March between 9 and 10.30am, or 1 and 2pm, or 7 and 8pm, with photos taken the same day after registration. Entries must be handed in to the Culture Department between 1 and 2pm or 7 and 9.30pm. The best three entries will win €300, €200, and €100.
Original post 28 February: Every Easter all eyes are on Adeje for its passion play (see HERE), but Guía de Isora has a unique and increasingly famous Easter programme, the star of which is the annual Pascua Florida. This sees the town’s streets filled with floral displays evoking the stations of the cross, as can be seen in the video below. In the old town centre itself, the plazas and pretty cobbled streets are filled with floral displays in a beautiful and moving visual representation of Christ’s journey through Jerusalem to the place of his crucifixion and death.
This year, the eighth for the Pascua Florida, the displays will be on view in the casco – the oldest central part of Guía de Isora town – between Maundy Thursday, 24 March, and Easter Sunday, 27 March. The Ayuntamiento says that this Easter floral tribute is unique in Spain, and certainly in thematic and artistic terms, Guía de Isora’s Pascua Florida is becoming almost as well known in Spain as Adeje’s Pasión.