Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival reaches its culmination with the “Burial of the Sardine”

This traditional fest is one of the most picturesque and festive celebrations representing the closing ceremony of the carnival.

The Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival will reach its culmination today, Wednesday, with the celebration of the “Burial of the Sardine”. The multitudinary night of Carnival Monday, which brought together tens of thousands of people in the ring until the early hours of the morning, and the Coso Apoteosis on Tuesday now give way to the most cheerful event of the festivities in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

The appointment with the sardine, within a Carnival dedicated to the city of New York, is set for 22.00 hours. The meeting point is Juan Pablo II Street. From there the procession will set off along the usual route: Plaza de Weyler and the streets Méndez Núñez, Pilar, Villalba Hervás and La Marina, to finish in Plaza de España. Nearby, on Avenida Marítima, the burning of the sardine will take place.

The event will feature the participation of the singers Pepe Benavente and El Morocho, in a celebration characterised by the spontaneity and disorder of the procession.

The celebration of the Burial of the Sardine will lead to parking bans and traffic closures on the streets through which the procession will pass. Thus, from 18.00 hours, parking will be forbidden in Juan Pablo II street, in the section between Benavides street and Weyler square, as well as in Méndez Núñez, from Weyler to El Pilar, and in the latter, along its entire length.

With regard to the traffic closures, the Local Police will proceed to carry them out, starting at 20.30 hours, in the first section of the route, affecting the streets Juan Pablo II, from Álvarez de Lugo and Pérez de Rozas; Jesús y María with Rambla Pulido. From 21.30 hours, traffic will also be prevented at the junction of Calle 25 de Julio with Calle Pérez de Rozas and Calle Robayna, as well as Méndez Núñez and El Pilar.

All these changes will be suitably signposted, and citizens are asked to respect these indications. Local Police officers will try to facilitate safe access for those who have garages in the area and have the relevant authorisation.

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