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Friday, October 02, 2015

Something for the weekend: Fiestas in the hamlet of Masca


This weekend sees the fiestas of the Immaculate Conception in the little hamlet of Masca. It's one of the most popular fiestas in the local area and held in the evocative setting of one of the most beautiful and internationally known Tenerife villages.

On Saturday, 3rd October 2015, starting at 6pm, there's the folk festival, featuring various local folk groups. The religious mass and procession follow at 9pm, then from 11pm onwards is music and dancing to the Orquesta Malibú Band.

Although the principal day of the fiestas is on Sunday, 4th October, with mass and processions starting from around 3:15pm and entertainments from 5:30pm.

Fiestas de la Inmaculada Concepción 2015 en Masca




Unlike so many journalists writing about the resorts, Pamela has not only actually been to Tenerife, she lived on the island for 16 years, for the majority of that time in a rural valley immersed in the local culture in a way that few outsiders have been privileged to do and gaining a wealth of knowledge about the island, its people, their customs, fiestas and celebrations that she is now able to share via this site. Fluent in Spanish, she also translated and reported for the various English-language newspapers.

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