The St. John’s Eve It is one of the nights with the most customs and rituals associated with it. One of the most deeply rooted traditions in the Canary Islands is that of jump the bonfires to leave behind “bad energies” and there are also many people who attribute properties to bathe in the sea tonight. However, neither custom is currently recommended due to high rates of infections by COVID-19 in Tenerife, so the local police of the different municipalities of the island are already acting to prevent risks from occurring during the next few hours.

Bonfires

In municipalities such as Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the authorities began to to remove in the early afternoon large bonfires. At this time the Local Police, the Tenerife Fire Brigade and Civil Protection are participating in these tasks, who assure that “work is multiplied”Of the deterrent services in some bonfires that even“they have gotten out of control“.

Also in The lagoon, at the Laguna Mar roundabout, we proceeded to seal a campfire and several citizens have been warned, asking them to refrain from lighting it.

Beaches

Meanwhile, the other areas that are in the spotlight on this Eve of San Juan are the different beaches of the Island. Thus, municipalities such as Santa Cruz, El Rosario, Arona or Puerto de la Cruz They close their bathing areas tonight.

The control of these measures in the Tenerife capital is being carried out, as a novelty, through drones, with what is also sought avoid That occurs large bottles, as reported from the consistory itself. So we will have to wait for the night of San Juan in 2022 to take the traditional bath on the beach of Las Teresitas.

Likewise, from the 1-1-2 service of the Government of the Canary Islands, shifts for tonight have been reinforced in order to respond to possible incidents and citizens are asked to act responsibly and follow the recommendations of the security devices.

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