Friday, January 31, 2014

Weekend of fiesta in Alcalá for town’s patron saint, the Virgen de Candelaria

The main Virgen de Candelaria festivities are in August but the saint’s day itself is in February, hence the public holiday throughout Tenerife on Monday (link). The Virgen, however, is not just the patron saint of Tenerife, she is also the patron saint of Alcalá, on the west coast, and like Candelaria itself, the town […]


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