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Monday, January 12, 2009

Happy 200th Birthday, Leopoldo O'Donnell

Don Leopoldo O'Donnell y Jorris, Count of Lucena, 1st Duke of Tetuan (1809-1867), was Prime Minister of Spain for three separate periods between 1856 and 1866 and fought for Isabela II in the Carlist Wars.

Of Irish ancestry, a descendant of Calvagh O'Donnell, chieftain of Tyrconnel, he was born in Santa Cruz de Tenerife on 12 January 1809.


Sunday, January 04, 2009

Tenerife's Oldest Three Kings Parade



The commentary on this short video made in Garachico  in 2008, tells you (in Spanish) that the town's Three Kings Parade is the oldest known one celebrated on the island.

It's also recognized as the most spectacular and colourful in Tenerife, lasting more than 3 hours, as the procession stops to perform small works of street theatre along the route.
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