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Friday, December 18, 2015

Carnival’s eyes on Cultural Heritage

THE annual Santa Cruz Carnival, which attracts hoards of visitors from all over the world, could become a national treasure.



The Culture Ministry has this week initiated proceedings for the spectacular fiesta – second in the world to the Rio festival only – to become part of the nation’s Intangible Cultural Heritage.



And Santa Cruz Council will next year present arguments to incorporate the Carnival on merit, popularity and uniqueness.



Carnival’s eyes on Cultural Heritage

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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