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Friday, February 24, 2017

Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival First Maid of Honour 2017



Having seen this year's Carnival Queen in Santa Cruz, let's have a look at the Maids of Honour who will follow the Queen in the various parades. First Maid of Honour in 2017 is Laura Rodríguez Jorge, with the costume named, 'Oración Caribe' (Caribbean Prayer), designed by Daniel Pagés and representing McDonald's and newspaper, La Opinión de Tenerife.

Carnaval Opening Parade in Santa Cruz de Tenerife



With all the contests over on Wednesday and a day to draw breath, Santa Cruz carnival finally takes to the streets tonight with the opening parade, which takes place from approximately 8pm. Starting from the Plaza de la República Dominicana the parade will pass through the Avenida de la Asunción, Ramón y Cajal, Galcerán, Plaza Weyler, Méndez Núñez, Pilar, Villalba Hervás, La Marina and ending up in the Avenida Francisco La Roche.

Cabalgata anunciadora Carnaval S/C Tenerife 2016

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Carnival Queen Gala Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2017



If you missed it last night, here is the recording of the Gala for the Election of the Carnaval Queen from the Centro Internacional de Ferias y Congresos in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Gala Reina Carnaval S/C Tenerife | 2017

Carnival Musical Groups Contest 2017



Yet another flavour of carnival component are the Agrupaciones Musicales (musical groups). Here is coverage from their contest this year.

Concurso Agrupaciones Musicales | S/C Tenerife 2017

Queen of Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival 2017



Judit López García was crowned Queen of Carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2017 at last night's gala. Her costume entitled 'Madame Soleil', was designed by Jorge González Santana and is in representation of the bottled water company, Fuentealta.

Judit López García, Reina del Carnaval de Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2017
Gala de la Reina del Carnaval de Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2017
Judit López García, reina del Carnaval de Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2017

Selection of the Carnival Queen in Puerto de la Cruz



With all the carnival queens selected in Santa Cruz, it's now the turn of Puerto de la Cruz, who hold their gala on the Thursday in the run up to carnival. Here's how they did it a couple of years ago.

Gala Elección Reina Adulta del Carnaval de Puerto de la Cruz 2015

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Presentation of the Candidates for Carnaval Queen



Tonight sees the gala to select this year's carnival queen in Santa Cruz. Here are the candidates and tehir running order.

Presentación de Candidatas a Reina del Carnaval de Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2017

Carnival Queen Gala



The magnificent gala to select the carnival queen in Santa Cruz de Tenerife takes place from 9:30pm this evening, so here is the recording of last year's so you can see what to expect. Catch this year's gala on TelevisiónCanaria – RTVC

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Dorada Beer Carnival Ad 2017



Infinitely better than the official song is the annual beer advertising spot from "offical beer of Santa Cruz carnival", Cerveza Dorada. You'll figure it out without any translation, I'm sure.

¡Carnaval a la vista! - Cerveza Dorada 2017

Junior Carnival Queen Santa Cruz 2017



Tomorrow night sees the climax in Santa Cruz of all the numerous the carnival contests - the gala for the selection of the adult carnival queen - however, this year's junior carnival queen has already been chosen. Here's a recording of the gala.
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