TUINEJE MUNICIPALITY

Creation of the traditional Giant Nativity Scene

The traditional Giant Nativity Scene was created in the San Miguel church in Tuineje by the population of the village and in collaboration with the Cultural Association Más Ruines que Caín, the municipality's priest, Vito Ondó, and the Culture Council of Tuineje's Cultural Ayuntamiento, managed by Lolina Negrín. The Giant Nativity Scene that can be seen inside the church is part of the programme designed by the Ayuntamiento in collaboration with the village population for Christmas, including the Traditional Christmas Mass with the representation of ''The Good and Evil''.

 

Gran Tarajal enjoys a new edition of the Magical Night

The Open Commercial Area of Gran Tarajal hosted this year again a new edition of the Magical Night, organised by Tuineje's Ayuntamiento with the Commerce Council, in collaboration with the municipality's businesses. Hundreds of people came to the streets to enjoy special offers, as well as leisure activities programmed for this occasion. Indeed, until late into the night, people enjoyed activities in the streets of Gran Tarajal. The Magical Night was part of an ample programme designed by the Ayuntamiento for the month of December for the Christmas festivities. Various associations of the municipality collaborated as well as local businesses.

 

Tuineje has fixed over 900 kilometres of dirt tracks since the purchase of their bulldozer

Over 900 kilometres of dirt tracks have been fixed in the municipality of Tuineje. This is the score on the work carried out with the bulldozer with the assistance of a tanker, since its purchase early 2017. Tuineje is one of the municipalities of the island that has the greatest surface of dirt tracks, a total of approximately 250 kilometres. The bulldozer works on a circuit that is designed to cover all the villages and their surrounding areas, a circuit that goes from Tiscamanita until Montaña Hendida in the South. At present, the bulldozer is looking after the dirt tracks in Tarajalejo and Montaña Hendida, which means that soon, it will have completed its fifth complete circuit since it was purchased.

 

Over 260 elders of the municipality enjoy the traditional Christmas Lunch

There was a festive ambience during the traditional Christmas Lunch that takes place every year for the elders of Tuineje's municipality. The location chosen for the event was Hotel Río Calma, with over 260 residents of the municipality, including members of the Elders' Centres of Tuineje and Gran Tarajal, who travelled with four buses and private vehicles. The Elder's Council of Tuineje's Ayuntamiento covered the costs of the lunch as well as the bus rides and the dance that took place after the meal. Furthermore, raffles took place during the meal, amongst which there were some travel vouchers. They took the opportunity of having the elders of the municipality gathered for this Christmas Meal to give them the details of the trip that will take place next May on the Mainland when they will travel for a week on the coast of Cadiz, the white villages and Gibraltar.

 

Tuineje presents in Madrid the documentation for the Traditional Celebrations of San Miguel to be declared of National Tourism Interest

The Mayor of Tuineje, Sergio Lloret, together with the Tourism Councillor, Lolina Negrín, and the director of the Tourism Board of Fuerteventura, Moisés Jorge, presented to the State Secretary for Tourism, the documentation asking for the traditional celebrations of San Miguel in Tuineje to be declared of National Tourism Interest. For the past few months, a team has been compiling material such as historical texts, press cuttings, programmes from old celebrations, videos and photos relating to those celebrations that commemorate the triumph of the Majorero population against the English pirates who tried to loot the island in 1740. The Ayuntamiento of Tuineje, the association Más Ruines que Caín and the Tourism Board have been working for over a year together for the elaboration and compiling of this material as well as the elaboration of a technical memory. The Majorero delegation indicated that this declaration would put emphasis on this historical event that occurred during the 18th century and would also be an asset for tourism as it would diversify the tourism offer of Fuerteventura. Each year, they re-enact the landing of the English pirates on the beach of Gran Tarajal, the battles of El Cuchillete and Tamasite and the pilgrimage of San Miguel, when the population thanks its patron saint for protecting the Majorero population during the battle.