The Yaiza Ayuntamiento celebrated the unveiling of this year’s Belén in the heart of Yaiza last week. It’s now open to the public and is as magical as ever.
Yaiza was filled with Christmas joy last Friday, as the Ayuntamiento unveiled this year’s Belén to the sound of carols from the Rancho de Pascua group. At the ceremony, the Mayor of Yaiza, Óscar Noda, thanked the group for accompanying the unveiling every year, stressing that “it is a joy to once again enjoy the Christmas holidays and what better way to do it than through the creative work that keeps intact a tradition that we remember from our childhoods.”.
Noda praised the work of Pancho Ortiz, Aridane Cabrera and Orlando Caraballo, municipal workers who have overseen the design and creation of this year’s Belén “because it has taken weeks of hard work in the sunshine, but they have managed to complete this tradition that is now more than 35 years old.”
This year’s Belén shows miniature recreations of the most popular sights in the Yaiza municipality such as the Salinas de Janubio, Montañas de Fuego, Los Ajaches and La Geria, as well as new features such as the Mirador del Charco de los Clicos.
Yaiza’s parish priest, Jonathan Almeida, blessed the Belén and wished “that the contemplation of this nativity scene will enliven our faith” and asked God that in the municipality “work, harmony and hope will abound.”.
After the Belén lights were turned on, neighbours and visitors ended the evening sharing hot chocolate and Christmas sweets.
If you’re planning on visiting the Yaiza Belén, it will be at its most magical at night.
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