Alcalá’s Día de la Virgen de Candelaria fiesta with spectacular fireworks Sunday 15 August

Sunday 15 August will be El día de la Virgen de Candelaria, and apart from being the patron saint of Tenerife, she is also the patron saint of Alcalá, on the west coast. It’s therefore the main day in the town’s fiesta, and they have become known as THE place to see fireworks on the west coast. They should start around midnight, and in previous years, have lasted for around 20 minutes.

Events will be going on all day, particularly from the afternoon throughout the evening. Thousands are expected to attend, and many will sail out from the little bay in order to see from the sea, and the council has asked people to share cars, or get to the town by taxi or bus, to avoid traffic congestion as much as possible. C24H

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