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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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Friday, June 26, 2015

Traditional day of threshing in Tegueste

Traditional era

Come along and enjoy a traditional day of harvesting and threshing, tomorrow, Saturday 27th June, from 10:00 until 14:00 at the Casa de Los Zamorano in Tegueste. Enjoy the traditional harvest, milling workshops, lectures, threshing, plus bread making, tastings and the Farmer's Market.

Jornada de siega y trilla tradicional en Tegueste 

Saturday, June 20, 2015

International Yoga Day in Adeje

June 21 was declared as the International Day of Yoga by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 2014, so this year for the first time the day is to be celebrated in the town of Adeje, at the Pabellón Polideportivo Municipal.

Celebrations will begin at 11.00 with a presentation of a yoga master class taught by participating yoga schools. Afterwards, there will be lectures, practical sessions and exhibitions by teachers and masters the different aspects of Yoga practiced on the island. Schools will also assemble some 20 information stands in the Avda. Palo Mayor, opposite the entrance of the Pavilion.

To close the event at 19:00 there will be a festival on the Enrramada beach echoing the traditional celebrations on the river Ganges with flowers and lamps.

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Fiesta de la Música La Laguna 2015

Fiesta de la Música La Laguna 2015 

This weekend in La Laguna, on Saturday, 20th June, 2015, is the Fiesta de la Músic, which Jack Montgomery describes as, "A bit of a musical free for all with all sorts of music styles". I can only imagine that to be a good thing with the possibility of finding something new and fun. The Fiesta de la Música is an international celebration, usually celebrated on June 21st, the first day of summer. In French it's known as The Fête de la Musique, in English as Make Music Day or World Music Day. In La Laguna festivities (Facebook page) take place predominently in the Plaza de Santo Domingo, however, this map shows that there are many other stages throughout the city.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Romería de San Isidro in La Orotava



After yesterday's Día de las Alfombras - the day that the streets are covered with carpets of flowers and plant material in celebration of Corpus Christi (see gallery of photos of this year's carpets) in La Orotava, this weekend will see the town enlivened by celebrations once again, for the Romería de San Isidro (video from 2013).

The San Isidro festivities - this year on Sunday, 14th June, 2015, have been celebrated in La Orotava ever since the second half of the 17th century. The fiestas have changed profoundly since then, from being a tribute by field hands to their Patron Saint, to come under the control of the local aristocracy. The festivities are now held in June and the most popular events are the livestock fair - which takes place on Saturday morning, 13th June, 2015 - and the popular pilgrimage (the Romería on Sunday.) Carts are pulled by oxen, people wear traditional country costume and the women of the town decorate their balconies and windows with carpets, table cloths and shawls.

Cloud vortices off Canary Islands

Cloud vortices off Canary Islands 

Strong, steady trade winds blow past Portugal and off the coast of northwestern Africa. As these winds rush past the tall peaks of the Canary Islands, their flow is dramatically disrupted, causing a predictable pattern of swirls and eddies to form on the leeward side of each island. The patterns are called Von Karman vortices, after Theodore von Karman, co-founder of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory who first described the phenomenon. Although the patterns appear to be somewhat random, the flow of air around the obstruction follows laws of fluid dynamics, and the patterns formed can be predicted by mathematical formulations.

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Terra satellite captured this true-color image on May 20, 2015.

Image Facts
Satellite: Terra
Date Acquired: 5/20/2015
Resolutions: 1km (683.3 KB), 500m (2.3 MB), 250m (5.4 MB)
Bands Used: 1,4,3
Image Credit: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC

May 29, 2015 - Cloud vortices off Canary Islands

Friday, June 05, 2015

Corpus Christi, Tajinaste Walk, Seven Hours of Salsa and Volunteer for the Oceans

Corpus Christi Carpet

This weekend on both Saturday 6th June and Sunday 7th June, Corpus Christi is being celebrated in the municipality of Santiago del Teide, with 15 of the traditional ephemeral carpets being made by various associations and volunteers, in various parts of the district; in the plazas of Santiago del Teide, Tamaimo, Arguayo and around the church in Puerto de Santiago. The same is happening in Adeje, where work on these carpets made of coloured salt begins at 5pm on Saturday 6th June and carries on through the night and into Sunday. Make sure you see them before the procession, which follows the 6pm mass, destroys them forever.

On Saturday 6th June, starting at 8am, in  Las Cañadas del Teide is a Ruta del Tajinaste (Tajinaste Walk) to see the tajinastes in flower. Echium wildpretii is a species of flowering plant in the family Boraginaceae. It is an herbaceous biennial plant that grows up to 3 m (10 ft) in height. The nominal subspecies is endemic to the island of Tenerife, and is found mainly in Las Cañadas del Teide. And whether you join the organised walk or not, this does mean it's currently its flowering season.

For Saturday night, you could do a lot worse than the III Festival Latino 2015 in La Laguna. With free entrance, you get seven hours of salsa music and dancing from 9pm in the Plaza del Cristo.

Sunday 7th June is Día Mundial de los Océanos (World Oceans Day) and in Puerto de Santiago they're celebrating it by cleaning up the sea front and seabed at Playa Chica, a very worthwhile activity for which you can volunteer your time. Those who wish to participate simply need to turn up on the beach at 10:30am. After work, participants will enjoy a well deserved lunch and various activities, games and chats.

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