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La Laguna in Tenerife is famous for its yearly fiesta called “Corazones de Tejina” or the eve of hearts. This holiday is dedicated to St. Bartholomew. Three streets: Abajo, Arriba, and Pico in La Laguna make huge hearts in competition with each other. Each of three tries to make the most beautiful heart and impress with new fresh ideas.
On the night of the 25th of August thousands of people gather to watch the spectacular fire spectacle as well. The next day is for hearts, which are prepared before being unveiled to the public. Thousands of locals and hundreds of tourists come to see these huge gorgeous hearts made of fruits, flowers, and branches. Each of these handmade heart-shaped figures weights around 1,000 kg and can reach up to 12 metres. Usually, they are carried by 25 local men.