Hola From Tenerife

Subscribe to our free newsletter to get an (ir)regular ray of Tenerife sunshine in your inbox. Just enter your email address below.

Delivered by FeedBurner

Close

COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Even with the start of the 'new normality' on 21 June 2020, popular fiestas and most large gatherings and events are still prohibited and social distancing guidelines still in force. Dates listed on this site, therefore, are still subject to cancellation or change and we will update, where we can, when any new information is made available.

Please follow our facebook page for more updates >>

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Carnaval in Buenavista del Norte, Tenerife

Carnaval Parade in Buenavista del Norte

Los Cristianos is not the only place holding it's carnaval this week. While the tiny hamlet of Teno Alto, which comes under the municipality of Buenavista, held it's annual carnaval event, the Baile de la Piñata, last Saturday, February 24th, this week also there are carnaval events going on in the town of Buenavista del Norte itself.

There was a infant carnival festival, yesterday, February 28th, in the town center's municipal cine-theatre and there was a parade of kids in costume tonight.

Slated as this year's novelty is an exhibition of "matar la culebra" that will take place tomorrow night, Friday, March 2nd, in the Plaza de Los Remedios. We're intrigued.

Translated literally, it means "to kill the snake", but betting that this "ancestral Canarian tradition with a marked Afro-Cuban origin" had nothing whatsoever to do with slimy serpents, we discover that this is a dance. After the snake has been done in (figuratively), from 8 p.m., are performances by a folklore group from the University of La Laguna, a visiting group from El Golfo on the island of El Hierro and by murga group, Los que son son. The night itself will be finished off with dancing to local orchestra, La Caprichosa.

Prior to these events, from 5 p.m., the carnaval's main parade takes place in the main streets, in which pupils from all of the schools in the area will be taking part.

But, without doubt, says the press release, one of the most popular events of the carnaval in Buenavista del Norte, is the "Burial of the Sardine", which takes place on Saturday, March 3rd, from 8 p.m. onwards from the Plaza de San Sebastián. The "inconsolable" widows and widowers will gather there to accompany the defunct sardine through every moment as the funeral retinue passes through the main streets of the town until it arrives in the central, Plaza de Los Remedios, where it will be finally cremated. R.I.P.

Sardine effigy at Buenavists

No comments:

Tenerife Topics

Adeje Almond Flower Route April in Tenerife Arafo Arico Arona Auditorio de Tenerife August in Tenerife Buenavista del Norte Canarian Cuisine Canaries Day Candelaria Carnival Queen Santa Cruz Carnivals of the World Christmas in Tenerife Christopher Columbus Comparsas Corpus Christi COVID-19 Craft Fairs December in Tenerife Easter in Tenerife El Rosario El Sauzal El Tanque Epidemics in Tenerife Farmers Markets Fasnia February in Tenerife Fiestas El Palmar Garachico Granadilla de Abona Guía de Isora Güímar Icod de los Vinos January in Tenerife July in Tenerife June in Tenerife La Guancha La Matanza de Acentejo La Orotava La Victoria Las Burras de Güímar Los Cristianos Los Cristianos Carnival Los Gigantes Los Gigantes Carnival Los Indianos Los Realejos Los Reyes Los Silos March in Tenerife May in Tenerife Municipal Holidays Municipalities Fiestas Nelson's Attack on Santa Cruz 25 Jul 1797 November in Tenerife October in Tenerife Public Holidays Puerto de la Cruz Puerto de la Cruz Carnival Romerías San Antonio Abad San Cristóbal de La Laguna San Juan de la Rambla San Miguel de Abona Santa Cruz de Tenerife Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival Themes Santa Úrsula Santiago del Teide September in Tenerife Simón Bolívar Tacoronte Tegueste Tenerife Carnival Dates Tenerife Disaster Tenerife Fire Tenerife Month by Month Tenerife Museums tenerife prostitution sex escorts Tenerife Rally Tenerife Weather Tenerife Wines Teno Rural Park This Is Tenerife (TIT) Traditional Fiestas Tropical Storm Delta Vilaflor