Although not a Tenerife-wide public holiday, Los Realejos’ Cruces & Fuegos fiesta on 3 May draws people from around the island and even further afield. The fiesta was granted National Tourist Interest status last month and so this year’s fireworks might be even more spectacular than usual! The display has long been recognized as the best fireworks display in Tenerife, and indeed, is now officially one of the best in the whole of Spain.
The whole fiesta is famous for being a competition between two streets in Los Realejos for the best firework display, a tradition that started, incredibly, in 1770. The Hermanos Toste themselves date back to 1788 and have a factory in Los Realejos, the only one in the Canaries that makes fireworks.
This year’s display will be broadcast live as usual and streamed from the Ayuntamiento’s website HERE from around 9.30 … the whole thing lasts for around three hours! This short video of 2011′s displays will hopefully give some idea of what to expect.