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Even with the start of the 'new normality' on 21 June 2020, popular fiestas and most large gatherings and events are still prohibited and social distancing guidelines still in force. Dates listed on this site, therefore, are still subject to cancellation or change and we will update, where we can, when any new information is made available.

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Remembering Dan-Air Flight 1008

G-BDAN seen at Manchester Airport in 1974

Whilst most of us remember the fateful accident which occurred on March 27, 1977, in which 583 people died when KLM and Pan Am 747s collided on a foggy runway in Tenerife, not so often mentioned is the island's second air disaster that took place some three years later. Dan-Air Flight 1008 was a fatal accident involving a Boeing 727-46 jet aircraft operated by Dan Air Services Limited from Manchester to Tenerife.

The crash, which occurred on 25th April 1980 in the forest in La Esperanza while the aircraft's flight deck crew wrongly executed an unpublished holding pattern in an area of very high ground, resulted in the aircraft's destruction and the deaths of all 146 on board (138 passengers and eight crew). Flight 1008 also marked the greatest loss of life in an air disaster involving a British-registered aircraft.

Remembering Dan-Air Flight 1008



A Turn Too Tight (Dan-Air Flight 1008)

Image: G-BDAN [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Friday, April 24, 2015

Romería de San Marcos (Tegueste)

Iglesia de San Marcos Evangelista

This Sunday, April 26th sees the XLVII (I make that the 47th) Romería de San Marcos, which is one of the biggest, yet it takes place "in a town that most visitors don't even know exists." The fiestas for the town's co-patron began on Thursday and will run until May 9th, but the Romeria is the biggest event of the festivities.

It's certain that the local wine will be flowing - April is also wine month in Tegueste - during the procession of floats decorated with natural produce, carts, livestock, yoked oxen, dancers, etc., accompanied by crowds of people in traditional dress. Like all romeria's, it promises to be a fun, lively and colourful day out.


Friday, April 17, 2015

El Camino del Hermano Pedro

Brother Pedro Pilgrimage

This weekend, on Saturday, 18th April 2015, is the annual Camino del Hermano Pedro - a pilgrimage route originally taken by goatherd Hermano Pedro (Brother Peter), Tenerife's first saint.

According to the town hall of Granadilla de Abona, this year more than a thousand people have signed up to take part in the 19km hike, a figure that's expected to exceed those recorded in previous years.

For about five hours, walkers can enjoy natural and cultural elements, lots of terraces and orchards and a unique flora; scrub, pine, and fauna of great interest can be seen along the entire route .

Inscription closed on April 10th, so this is definitely one to put in your diary for next year.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Las Galletas Half Marathon



This weekend, on Sunday, 12th April 2015, from 9am, is the anual Las Galletas Half Marathon. The 10.8k course takes you round El Fraile, Palm Mar and Guargacho.

More information from the race's official site

Rally Villa de Adeje



With the Rally Villa de Adeje coming up on Saturday, 11th April 2015, here as a reminder and to wet your appetite is a short video of the Rally Villa de Adeje 2014.

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