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Tenerife Carnival Dates for 2005

Carnival 2005 in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

It is almost Christmas and I'm reminded that the moment this holiday is all over, the daily news will be dominated by preparations for the 2005 Carnaval, starting with numerous contests, which begin on January 18th, to choose the best singing & dancing troupes, until the carnival in the street from 4th February

The theme of Carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2005 is Hollywood Musicals, inspired in the great musicals of Broadway, particularly the musical comedies of the 1920s. The backdrop for the Gala for the Election of the 2005 Carnival Queen in the capital's Plaza España will have an Art Deco style.

This year, the festivities seem to be early in the calendar:
  • Wednesday 2nd February - Gala Election of the Carnival Queen 
  • Friday 4th February - Opening Parade
  • Tuesday 8th February - "Coso" The main parade of Carnival, which is always held on Shrove Tuesday and is usually televised. 
  • Friday 11th February - Burial of the Sardine [1]
  • Saturday 12th February - Children's Carnival Parade
  • Sunday 13th February - Piñata Sunday. Sunday morning sees the Concourse of Classic Cars which makes its circuit of the city streets.
[1] The Burial of the Sardine has again been changed to the Friday, as it was in 2004. The traditional date for this event "should" be Ash Wednesday. But, then again, it is supposed to mark the end of the carnival, which it still doesn't with events continuing through to the Saturday & Sunday.

Tenerife Land of Eternal Christmas

Sunbathing SantaDesert Island ChristmasScuba Diving SantaTropical Santa
Santa's Having a Whale of a TimeSurfing SantaWaterski SantaCamel Rodeo Santa
With a wide range of products in each design, click the pics (above) to see the full selections.