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Bonfire nights

Celebrate responsibly

Adeje, 17th June 2024

Remember, you do need authorisation for bonfires in celebration of San Juan and San Pedro

Celebrate responsibly 

The deadline to request authorisation is June 20 for San Juan and June 25 for San Pedro

Adeje Town Hall has issued a reminder to the public that bonfires to celebrate San Juan and San Pedro this month planned in what is known as Zone B (from the motorway downwards), do need authorisation from the council and the relevant forms are available online at  You may apply online or in person for the relevant authorisation.

The council is making a special appeal to the people of the municipality to abide by the regulations to ensure that any celebrations take place in an atmosphere of social togetherness and respect for the environment.

The deadline for submitting applications for the San Juan bonfires is 20 June 2024 and for the San Pedro bonfires is 25 June 2024.

In order to guarantee safety during the celebrations, the following mandatory safety conditions are in place:

● Bonfires must be located in places easily accessible to emergency services, away from flammable vegetation and buildings

● The area around the bonfire must be clear of flammable vegetation and materials

● The bonfire stack should not exceed 2 metres in height and 3 metres in diameter

● Highly flammable or pollutants should not be used

● Precautionary measures should be taken, such as having water or fire extinguishers nearby, and keeping an eye on the area until the fire is completely extinguished

Permitted zones and timetable for bonfires

ZONE A: The territory marked in red, (except urban areas)

In all of Zone A, prior authorisation will be required from the Cabildo Insular de Tenerife, who, due to the high danger of the spread of forest fires, will determine the specific safety measures for the detailed activities.

ZONE B: Rest of the municipality and urban areas, where it will be necessary to expressly inform  Adeje Town Hall by submitting a specific form.

Bonfires may be lit from 8:00 p.m. on the 23rd and 28th until 2:00 a.m. on the 24th and 29th, respectively.

Bonfires are prohibited if there are adverse weather conditions, such as strong winds or extreme temperatures, or other weather alerts declared by the regional government.

The persons responsible for the bonfires must be of legal age or, failing that, their legal guardians. They will be liable for any damage caused to property or persons. In the event of non-compliance, the Local Police are authorised to remove the bonfires and sanction those responsible.