La Gesta 25th Julio 1797 - 2022 Conmemoración 225 Aniversario
2022 commemorates the 225th anniversary of the defeat of Nelson at the battle of Santa Cruz in 1797. The action happened 225 years ago this month when his squadron attacked Santa Cruz. This is the first time the commemorations have been held for two years due to the covid pandemic.
25 July 1797 is an important date in the history of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Today, this critical feat is commemorated with a reenactment of the naval battle in which locals and actors participate. On the 22nd Jully, members of the Nelson Society will join the events. Finally, the reenactments will take place on the 23rd, 24th and 25th, the most important day of the celebration, during which there will be acts of homage, floral offerings and surrender of honours to the fallen, as well as the traditional procession with the image of Santiago Apóstol.
It will be represented as usual by the Asociación Histórico-Cultural Gesta del 25 de julio de 1797, which is mainly dedicated to the historical recreation of this event.