Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Autumnal Tenerife – November’s chestnut fairs

Just as in the UK it’s conker time, November in Tenerife is a cosy and autumnal month with chestnuts roasting over many a live coal in braziers in the streets. The reason is a series of fairs in honour of San Andrés, who is, of course, the saint whose feast day in Scotland is on 30 November. Here in Tenerife, though, it’s celebrated on the 29th, though the fairs can take place several days either side of this.



Autumnal Tenerife – November’s chestnut fairs

Fluent in Spanish and having spent 16 years on the island, Pamela Stocks has now been translating, researching and publishing information on customs and events in Tenerife for 25+ years. This takes a considerable amount of time and effort, for which she receives no payment whatsoever. If you find this work useful or interesting, please buy her a coffee. Buy Pamela Stocks a Coffee

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