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COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

Festivals in Tenerife and other large gatherings are still not able to be held with social distancing and other restrictions still in force. Events listed here, therefore, are subject to cancellation or change without notice. Such circumstances are beyond our control.

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Earth Hour

Atardecer desde el Parque Nacional del Teide.Tenerife
Tenerife Sunset

Tomorrow, Saturday 28th March, between 8:30pm and 9:30pm, is Earth Hour, a worldwide movement for the planet organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

You can stay at home and turn off all your non-essential lights for an hour (a very good thing to do, by the way), or you can pop along to Garachico, where Earth Hour celebrations are beig held as part of preparations for International Environmental Film Festival Canarias

There will be an afternoon of activities related to the environment and sport. From 4pm until 6pm in the Glorieta de San Fransisco, you can watch the sun thanks to the Museum of Science and the Cosmos' solar telescope. Anyone who wishes may see the sun's surface with its sunspots and solar flares

That's followed by story competition where students from 6th grade of Garachico schools describe experience with the environment and what it means for them. Then, you can enjoy 'lively FICMEC' with the screening of various short films of the International Environmental Film Festival Canarias.

The Garachico Earth Hour celebrations reach their climax at 8:30pm, when the lights in the main streets of Garachico, and all residents who want to collaborate and join the initiative, will go out.

Also, the start of the race Garachico 8KM race joins the FICMEC initiative and will run through the streets of the town with the lights off

Image: Sunset from the Teide National Park by El Coleccionista de Instantes

Monday, March 23, 2015

Guía de Isora Pascua Florida Floral Festival



This year, the 7th Pascua Florida, the displays will be on view between 2 and 5 April in the oldest central part of Guía de Isora. The Town Hall says that this Easter floral tribute is unique in Spain, and certainly in thematic and artistic terms, Guía de Isora’s Pascua Florida is becoming almost as well known in Spain as Adeje’s Pasión.

Pascua Florida 2014 Guía de Isora

Friday, March 20, 2015

Tenerife Carnaval Dates for 2016

Carnival 2016 in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

With Los Cristianos ending their carnaval events earlier this week, that about wraps up Carnaval 2015, so it's time to take stock and decide if there's stuff you really must do again or stuff you didn't get to do this year that you would like to do next year and mark your diary with dates of Carnaval 2016, which by our calculations should be as follows:

Santa Cruz
  • Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 - Election of the Carnaval Queen
  • Friday, February 5th, 2016 - Carnaval Opening Parade
  • Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 - Main Parade
  • Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 - Burial of the Sardine
  • Saturday, February 13th, 2016 - Daytime Carnaval
  • Sunday, February 14th, 2016 - Parade of Vintage Cars

Puerto de la Cruz
  • Thursday, February 4th, 2016 - Election of the Carnival Queen
  • Saturday, February 6th, 2016 - Proclamatory Parade
  • Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 - Burial of the Sardine
  • Friday, February 12th, 2016 - Men´s Marathon in High Heels
  • Saturday, February 13th, 2016 - Main Parade

Los Gigantes

We calculate that the 4 main days of the Los Gigantes Carnaval 2016 should run from Friday, 19th February 2016 to Monday, 22nd February 2016, thus: 
  • Friday, February 19th, 2016: Election of the Queen, Infant and/or Adult. 
  • Saturday, February 20th, 2016: Kid’s activities
  • Sunday, February 21st, 2016: Main parade from 5pm.
  • Monday, February 22nd, 2016: Burial of the Sardine from 9pm.

Güímar 
  • Friday, February 12th, 2016 - Las Burras de Güímar

Los Cristianos (Arona)


We've attempted to come up with a way of predicting the dates of the Los Cristianos (Arona) carnaval before and been unable to do so because it does not publish information in advance and it doesn't stick to a regular program either. Until 2008, the main parade of carnaval in Los Cristianos had 'usually' happened on the Sunday, 12 days after Shrove Tuesday. Then in 2009, it was 19 days after.

We've tried again now we have more years to calculate with, but still no regular pattern emerges, with some years that gap being as much as 26 days after Shrove Tuesday.

Confirmation of details for 2015 came just 2 days before events began, so for 2016, we can't even guess. Los Cristianos Carnaval events run from the 4th to 14th of March 2016. See detials. Los Cristianos International Carnival Programme 2016

NB: We provide these dates so you can plan ahead, with the usual disclaimer that they follow the usual schedule, but we cannot be held responsible for changes made that are beyond our control.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Los Cristianos Carnaval 2015

CARNAVAL DE ARONA 2014-COSO-©DANIEL L. CETRULO -9N7G0583

Carnaval in Los Cristianos this year takes place from Friday, 6th March to Monday, 16th March, 2015.  It's officially the Carnaval of Arona - Los Cristianos being a port and town in the district of Arona - but events do take place mostly in Los Cristianos. A pedantic destinction you might think, but I mention it because, if you were searching for information about it online, you would probably want to include both names to ensure you found everything. The Gran Coso Apoteósico del Carnaval en Los Cristianos (Main Parade of carnival in Los Cristianos), beginning alongside the Arona Gran Hotel, will take place on Sunday, 15th March, 2015 from 4pm.



CARNAVAL ARONA 2013

Photo DANIEL L. CETRULO for the Ayuntamiento de Arona (Arona Town Hall).

Friday, March 06, 2015

Tenerife Women's Race 2015

Tenerife Women's Race 2015


Sunday, March 8th 2015, is International Women's Day, when the 6th edition of the Tenerife Women's Race, takes place, this year in the town of Los Realejos. Start time is 10:00am from the Plaza de la Cruz Santa. Inscription had already closed on March 3rd, but we're sure there will be other acivities and more ways to support the event.

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