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Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Celebrating New Year in Puerto de la Cruz



Love this video from my friends Jack and Andy Montgomery, who show us snippets of the various aspects of party time in Puerto de la Cruz.

Now, I wouldn’t have noticed the presenter’s slight inebriation, until she mentioned it and likewise, if you live in the typical British “Dullsville”, you won’t have noticed that the celebrations in Puerto were apparently cutback from previous levels either.

Why I like it is that it provides a very concise and comprehensive sampler (in just over 4 minutes) of what to expect at most of the celebrations in Tenerife; be they New Year, Carnival street parties or many of the various other fiestas held all over the island throughout the year. Obviously, size varies according to budget – generally commensurate with the size of the town where the party is – and there may not always be a fun-fair, but otherwise the formula is similar: magnificent firework displays follow whatever event is being celebrated, then the masses dance all night in the open air (to an over-predominance of salsa and merengue and a bit of 1990’s house, if you’re spectacularly lucky!)

Where else in the world would you find anything remotely like it, all FREE, with a safe, friendly atmosphere and, where all are welcome, from kids to grannies?

New Year's Eve 2010, Puerto de la Cruz

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