The annual spectacular fireworks display at Alcalá, in the municipality of Guía de Isora, will light up the sky tonight, with the Los Realejos Toste brothers using 100 kilos of gunpowder to put on the exhibition which they have been staging on 15 August for 79 years. As now customary, tonight’s show will start at midnight, preceded two hours earlier, at 10pm, by a procession to the harbour carrying the venerated image of the town’s patron saint, the Virgen de Candelaria, accompanied by the Choir of San Antonio de Padua de Granadilla de Abona.
Although the main visual spectacle will be the midnight fireworks, the Fiesta Committee President, Álvaro Arteaga, explained that the day is a religious celebration, and will start around 1pm with a flotilla of boats, one of which will be carrying the sacred statue, sailing in procession between Playa San Juan and Puerto de Santiago. They should return to Alcalá around 3.30pm and it is anticipated that a crowd of thousands will be awaiting them, everyone eagerly anticipating the fireworks in what is one of the most visited fiestas in the area. Diario de Avisos