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Friday, January 01, 2010

Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival 2010

Carnival 2011 in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The main events of carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife will be:

  • Wednesday 10 February 2010 - Election of the Carnival Queen
  • Friday 12 February 2010 - Opening Parade
  • Tuesday 16 February 2010 - Carnival Main Parade
  • Wednesday 17 February 2010 - Burial of the Sardine
  • Sunday February 21 2010: Parade of Vintage Cars 10 a.m. onwards.

Image epSos .de [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Tenerife in January

Arrival of the King

Arrival of the King

Whilst in the UK, the Christmas season is well and truly over, as January begins in Spain, the biggest celebration is yet to come, with the arrival of the Three Kings on January 5th, the Eve of Epiphany. On the night of January 5th each year is the much anticipated Parade of the Three Kings in towns and villages all over Spain and the Canary Islands. They bring the gifts for the children, in a colorful tradition that is much more in keeping with the original story. This image shows Rey Gaspar arriving in the town of Garachico on his camel.

Tenerife Weather in January

Tenerife features the lowest temperature 'difference' between summer and winter for anywhere in the world. The minimum and maximum annual average air temperatures in Tenerife are about 15C in winter and 24C in summer.

In January, you should enjoy an average of 5.9 daily hours of sunshine in Tenerife (in contrast to an optimistic 1.6 hours in England).

January AveragesTenerifeUK
Daily hours of sunshine5.91.6
Daytime temperature C17.96.6
Sea temperature C19-
Days with rain513.4
The average daytime temperature in January in Tenerife is listed as 17.9 degrees centigrade. This is, of course, an average for the entire island. And, no matter where you are on the island, it is sure to be better than the English equivalent, given as a nippy 6.6 degrees centigrade.

The sea temperature in Tenerife in January averages at 19C.

Although there are an average of 5 days with rain in January, this means any amount of rain from a short sharp shower. Better than the 13.4 days in the UK.

Tenerife Fiestas in January

Celebrating the New Year in Tenerife
The first festival of the year is, of course, for New Year's itself. The bells may be at midnight, but the party doesn't start proper until the wee small hours and carries on until dawn. For this, you need new clothes and twelve "lucky grapes".

Los Reyes Magos: Epiphany, Jan 6th
On the evening of January 5th (the eve of Epiphany) is one of the biggest events on the Canary Islands' calendar, with the arrival of Los Reyes Magos (The Three Kings), who are responsible for gift distribution in Spain. This is much bigger than Christmas and involves wonderful pageants and parades through the towns.

Canarian Cowboys and Preposterous Pets Fiesta of San Antonio Abad
Around the middle of January, in various towns, including; Arona, Los Silos, La Florida in La Orotava and Buenavista del Norte, are the fiestas of San Antonio Abad, the high spot of which is when the animals are brought into town to be blessed - and "bless" the streets with manure!

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