Sunday, January 31, 2016

Carnival Queen Gala Santa Cruz de Tenerife

This week, on Wednesday, February 3rd, the huge Gala to elect this year's Carnaval Queen in Santa Cruz, will take place at International Fairs and Congress Centrefrom 9 pm and TelevisiónCanaria will be transmitting it live from that time as usual. In the meantime, either to wet your appetite or so you can get up to speed on what these galas are all about, here's the entire three and a quarter hour long gala from last year.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Official Carnival Song 2016

The now annual Cerveza Dorada beer ad / carnival song - entitled "1,2,3, Vacilón Otra Vez" - for the Carnaval de Santa Cruz is available for your er, enjoyment. Did "presenter" Nayra Gomez Que? get inspiration for her costume from Dynasty or Cupid Stunt.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Fiestas de San Antonio Abad in Buenavista del Norte and La Florida, Orotava

Goats at the San Antonio Abad Livestock Fair in Buenavista del Norte

This final weekend of of the month, on Sunday, January 31st, sees the celebration of the Fiestas de San Antonio Abad in Buenavista del Norte with it's traditional Feria de Ganado (Livestock Fair) and Romería. The Livestock Fair takes place from 11 am at the Urbanización Las Marinas in the Triana district of the town, whilst at the same time, mass is said in honour of the saint at the church of Ntra. Sra. de Los Remedios, after which the icon is taken in procession to the livestock enclosure, where the animals will be blessed at 1 pm.

At 2 pm the Romería of San Antonio Abad leaves from Triana and processes, through the streets of the town to reach the Plaza de Los Remedios where the awards ceremony will take placeEvents of the day are rounded off with dancing to the Malibu Band.

Meanwhile, in the district of La Florida in La Orotava, as the culmination of their 10 day long program of fiestas for San Antonio Abad y la Virgen de La Esperanza 2016, there the 35th Romería of San Antonio Abad and the Virgen de La Esperanza also begins at 2 pm, with the participation of street musicians, carts, wagons, etc.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Senior Carnival Queen in Santa Cruz 2016

María Cañadas González, Senior Carnival Queen in Santa Cruz 2016

Senior Carnival Queen in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in 2016 is María Cañadas González, with a costume entitled, Dos gardenias (Two gardenias), designed by Miguel Cañadas and representing Tercera Edad Corazón de Jesús de García Escámez y Velázquez Peluqueros. 

Her court is formed by Rosalía Martín López, with "Mambo", devised by Diseños Caracol and representing the Mercado de la Abejera, together with Isabel Luis Domínguez, with the Alexis Santana costume called “Through my eyes” for the San Diego Equestrian Center. 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Traditional Fiestas in Arico

  • San José Obrero: 1st May
  • Fiesta de la Cruz in La Sabinita: 3rd May
  • Virgen de la “O” El Río: 31st May
  • San Juan Bautista: 24th June
  • Nuestra Señora de la Luz in Arico El Nuevo: 15th August
  • Virgen de Tajo in Arico: 16th August
  • Romería de San Bartolomé in El Río: 3rd Sunday of August
  • Santa María de Abona: 8th September
  • Bajada a la Ermita de la Virgen de Abona. Every 5 years on the 2nd Sunday in September
  • Virgen de Las Mercedes in Porís de Abona: 24th September
  • San Miguel de Tajao: 29th September

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Almond Flower Routes in Santiago del Teide

Almond Flower Routes in Santiago del Teide

Two routes this year, with the event organised by Santiago del Teide on Saturday, 30th January and a second one, arranged by the Tenerife Cabildo, on Sunday, 31st.

On Saturday, 30th January, the XIX Ruta del Almendro en Flor (19th Almond Flower Route) consists a 4.5 hour high difficulty "long route" or a 3 hour medium to low difficulty "short route", both of which leave the plaza in Santiago del Teide at 08:30 hrs.

Previous inscription (and payment) is required to go on these walks (which have limited places), which can be done via the Santiago del Teide Town Hall website.

Alongside the walks, Santiago del Teide is also holding their XIX Concurso de Fotografía “Almendro en Flor” (Almond Flower Photographic Contest), which they say is open to anyone over 18 of any nationality and country of residence. There are prizes too.

There is also the Muestra gastronómica de la Ruta del Almendro en Flor  - linked gastronomic event - in which 13 bars and restaurants in the municipality are offering special breakfasts (from €2.00 to €2.50) and menus (from €12.00 to €18.00) between January 23rd and February 20th, where the principal ingredient is the almond.

Meanwhile, on Sunday, 31st January, the Tenerife Cabildo and the Tenerife Rural Fundación have organised a 9km average-difficulty walk with a specialist guide, details at Tenerife Cabildo’s Almond Blossom Route in Santiago del Teide. Inscription for this walk needs to be made by Thursday, 28th January.

And even if you don't wish to join one of these organised walks, this signals that now is probably the right time to take a trip up to Santiago del Teide and particularly the Arguayo valley to see this spectacular natural landscape while the almonds are in blossom.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Junior Carnival Queen in Santa Cruz 2016

Tania Martín Quintero, Junior Carnival Queen in Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2016

At midnight there was no pumpkin, no lost glass slipper, there were only smiles and some tears but of joy, as Tania Martín Quintero, became the Junior Carnival Queen of 2016 in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, with a design by Eduardo Martín and the sponsorship of Cash & Carry Julián Hernándéz and Instalaciones de Cerrajería Antonio Martín. Tania's costume, Entre el bien y el mal, la medianoche está al llegar (Between good and evil, midnight is coming), was chosen from among 11 other designs and as many candidates. 

First maid of honor was, Dafne Expósito Alvarado, with the costume, A las profundidades llevé mi amor, mi canario y yo (I took my love, my canary and I to the depths), designed by Juliana Serrano; and the second maid of honour, Alexia Hernández Henriquez, with the design entitled Perdone caballero que yo no he sido (Excuse me, gentleman that I have not been) and whose author is Samuel Curbelo. The third of the maids of honour was Leire García Santana, with the fantasy Alicia, designed by Jorge González.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Romería de San Antonio Abad in Gúímar

This weekend, on Sunday, 24th January, the town of Güímar celebrates its Romería de San Antonio Abad. As is tradition, this pilgrimage will include the exhibition of farm animals, pets and exotic species, and the participation of folk groups from the municipality and other parts of the island. Events begin on Sunday, from 9:00 am, with the arrival and gathering of all the animals for the shows. At 11:00 am, in the church of Santo Domingo, there will be a Mass in honor of San Antonio followed by the pilgrimage, involving folk groups, clergy and municipal authorities. The Romería will proceed the blessing of all the attending animals. There will also be the Craft Fair with 37 stalls.

Meanwhile, La Matanza de Acentejo, is also holding their livestock fair in honour of San Antonio Abad, also on Sunday, 24th January. There, animals will gather from 8:00 am and the fair will open at 10:00 am with the procession of the image of San Antonio around the fair ground and the blessing of the animals at around 1:00 pm.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Traditional Fiestas in Arafo

Iglesia de San Juan Degollado en Arafo Photo: De Noemi M. M., CC BY-SA 4.0

  • Fiestas patronales in honour of San Juan  Degollado, San Agustín and San Bernardo: during the month of August.
  • Romería de San Agustín: the Saturday before the last Sunday of August.
  • Fiestas de La Cruz in Aserradero or La Cruz: beginning of May.
  • Fiestas in honour of San Juanito: in the Playa de Lima
  • Fiestas a Nuestra Señora del Carmen
  • Fiestas a San Andrés: in La Hidalga and El Carretón at the end of November.
  • Feria Regional de Artesanía: coinciding with the Fiesta de San José.
  • Santa Cecilia: is commemorated by musical groups from the town of Arafo.
  • Romería in honour of San Isidro: May

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Carnaval Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2016

Whilst the various contests that precede carnaval have been going on since 13th January, the core events of this year’s carnaval in Santa Cruz de Tenerife take place between the 3rd and 14th February 2016. They begin on Wednesday, 3rd February with the Gala de Elección de la Reina (Gala Election of the Carnaval Queen), from 9 pm as usual in the Centro Internacional de Ferias y Congresos (International Fairs and Congress Centre) and will be televised by Televisión Canaria and should again be available to watch live via the internet.

Other of the main events include:
  • Friday, 5th February: Cabalgata Anunciadora (Opening Parade) from 20:00 hrs, starting in the Avenida Bélgica.
  • Sunday, 7th February: Carnaval de día (Daytime Carnaval), from 13:00 hrs in the Plaza del Príncipe, Plaza España and Plaza de la Candelaria.
  • Tuesday, 9th February: Coso Apoteosis del Carnaval (Main Parade), from 16:00 hrs with the parade route along the Avenidas de Francisco La Roche and Marítima.
  • Wednesday, 10th February: Entierro de la Sardina (Burial of the Sardine) - even if the effigy is cremated - from 21:00 hrs in Ramón y Cajal.
  • Friday, 12th February: Coso Infantil (Kid's Parade), from 18:00 hrs in the Parque García Sanabria.
  • Saturday, 13th February: Carnaval de día (Daytime Carnaval), from 13:00 hrs in the Plazas del Príncipe, Plaza de La Candelaria y Avenida Francisco La Roche.
  • Sunday, 14th February: Gran Fin de Fiesta del Carnaval 2016 (End Of Carnaval Parties) with different shows and activities in various locations around the city.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Fiestas of San Antonio Abad

This weekend many towns and villages on the island will celebrate the Fiestas of San Antonio Abad (Saint Anthony the Abbot) and my pick would be the Feria Artesanía y Ganado San Antonio Abad 2016 – Los Silos (Crafts and Livestock Fair in Los Silos). The main activities are on Sunday, 17th January, starting at 10:00 hours with the Craft Fair taking place, until 19:00 pm in the Plaza de la Luz, courtyard of the former Convent of San Sebastian and the streets Olivo and Felix Benitez Lugo with the participation of 80 craftspeople. At the same time, in the grounds at the rear of the Convent of San Sebastian, the Exhibition of Livestock and pets participating in the celebration of San Antonio Abad in Los Silos will gather.

San Antonio Abad is the main protagonist also in the Fiestas Patronales y Romería de San Antonio Abad 2016 (Festivities for the town's patron) in Arona, which culminate on Sunday, 17th January, with the traditional Romería that begins at 12:30 hrs. There the activities will be centered around the Plaza del Cristo, in the centre of Arona and the streets; Calle El Calvario, Calle Domínguez Alfonso, Calle La Luna, Calle Duque de la Torre.

There is an assumption that to see the ‘real’ Tenerife visitors have to go north, but not so. January kicks off with several Romerias the first of which is the Feast of San Antonio Abad and anyone staying in Los Cristianos or Playa de las Americas is less than twenty minutes from the happenings, which take place in the narrow streets of Arona.

On a possibly much smaller scale, there is also the Romeria San Antonio Abad 2016 Chio on Sunday, 17th January, from mid-day, in the village of Chio.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Los Gigantes Carnaval 2016

If you can't wait for Los Cristianos' carnaval in March, then a trip up the coast to Los Gigantes might well be the answer for you, with the dates for Los Gigantes Carnaval 2016 confirmed for the 19th to the 22nd February. UPDATED: New Dates for Los Gigantes Carnival 2016 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th of March.

The “any year” program for Los Gigantes Carnaval events follows (roughly) the following format: 
  • Friday: Election of the Queens
  • Saturday: Kid’s activities
  • Sunday: Main parade from 5pm
  • Monday: Burial of the Sardine from 9pm

The theme, for any of you contemplating going along (you don't have to follow it), in Los Gigantes this year is Urban Tribes. If you already identify as part of any given subculture, then it's probably a "come as you are" party, but for those of you who need some inspiration, here's a handy list (in Spanish).

Los Cristianos (Arona) Carnaval 2016

Los Cristianos (Arona) Carnaval

The Los Cristianos (Arona) Carnaval is notoriously difficult to pin down. Last year, confirmation of the dates came just 2 days before it began, however, on getting an email from a reader today, I thought I'd check with the town hall anyway, expecting nothing and nearly fainted when I discovered a timetable for their fiestas for the entire year!

Los Cristianos Carnaval events run from the 4th to 14th of March 2016.

This is the longest gap, in relation to the "proper" carnival date (Shrove Tuesday) that it has ever been there. Los Cristianos' main parade mostly used to take place 12 days after Shrove Tuesday, then it nudged up to 19 days and sometimes 26. This year the event is 33 days after Shrove Tuesday and therefore takes place only two weeks before Easter and only a week before the start of Holy Week, which seems very weird indeed when you consider that carnival was originally supposed to end before lent begins.

No doubt they have their reasons, but I do wish Arona would stick to a regular, predictable schedule like all the other carnivals in other municipalities, most importantly so that visitors could plan ahead. Is Arona completely oblivious to visitors at carnival events, or could they care less as enough of them "just happen" to be there are the right time?

They still don't give any further details of the program, but (crossing fingers) that it will otherwise follow the usual pattern that will mean the main parade (beginning alongside the Arona Gran Hotel) will take place on Sunday, 13th March, 2016 from 4pm.

Their Burial of the Sardine should take place on the final day, Monday, 14th March.

UPDATE: Los Cristianos International Carnival Programme 2016

Image: ©DANIEL L. CETRULO for Ayuntamiento de Arona (Arona Town Hall)

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

San Sebastian Festival 2016 in Adeje

San Sebastian Festival 2016 in Adeje

A celebration that dates back to the late nineteenth century and attracts thousands of pilgrims. As every year, there's an interesting program of activities amongst which is the procession of horsemen accompanying the image on the morning of January 20th.

  • 19th January 20:00 hrs. Ermita de San Sebastián (La Enramada beach) Mass sung by the Parranda El Mesturao in honour of San Sebastián Mártir (Saint Sebastian). 21:00 hrs. Procession with the image of San Sebastián, accompanied by the Banda del Patronato Musical de la Histórica Villa de Adeje (Town Band). At the return to the church, there will be a firework display, or as they put it, "an offering of fireworks".
  • 20th January 12:00 hrs. Eucharist in honour of San Sebastián Mártir, sung by the Coro Parroquial Santa Úrsula de Adeje (Choir), followed by the customary procession, accompanied by the Banda del Patronato Musical de la Histórica Villa de Adeje (Town Band), at the end of which will be the traditional blessing of the animals.

Traditional Fiestas in Adeje

Ermita de San Sebastián

San Sebastián: 20th January

It was on the La Enramada beach, where there was the first apparition of the Virgen de La Encarnación, the devotional patroness of Adeje and is where the first church was built on the south of Tenerife. Farmers and country folk profess a great devotion to San Sebastián. Many miracles have been attributed to the image of the patron saint and men and women of all ages come to the old hermitage in the hope of regaining their health or to request or keep a promise. The events of the Fiestas of San Sebastián are celebrated on the La Enramada beach and also offer the numerous colony of Gomeran residents in the south of the island an occasion to honour a replica of the Virgen de Guadalupe, patroness of La Gomera that is kept in the La Enramada church.

Representation of the Passion of Christ

The representation of the Vía Crucis (The Stations of the Cross) is central to the celebrations of Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Adeje. More than 300 amateur actors, directed by the local Theatre School, bring to life the most relevant scenes in the last hours of the life of Christ, in the town's main street, the Calle Grande. Held on Good Friday, starting at 12:00 hrs mid-day, the two hour spectacle is televised by Televisión Canaria.

Corpus Christi

The celebrations of Corpus Christi allow residents and visitors alike to enjoy the carpets of salt made along the processional route in the Calle Grande in Adeje. Tons of salt, and on occasions earth, give colour to these ephemeral artworks, elaborated by different groups within the municipality.

Fiestas Patronales Ntra. Sra. de la Encarnación y Santa Úrsula: October

The Romería is celebrated in the Calle Grande in honour of the patrons of Adeje: Santa Úrsula, the Virgen de la Encarnación and San Sebastián. Residents and visitors come together on the second or third Sunday of the month of October to partake in Canarian folklore and gastronomy.

  • Ntra. Sra. de Fátima: 13th May
  • Ntra. Sra. de Las Nieves: 1st week of July in Las Nieves
  • Ntra. Sra. de Coromoto: Last week of July in Taucho
  • Ntra. Sra. del Carmen: 1st week of July in Tijoco; 2nd week of July in Los Olivos; 2nd week of August in La Caleta.
  • Ntra. Sra. de Candelaria: Last week of July in Armeñime
  • Virgen del Campo: 2nd week of September in Fañabé

Source: Fiestas de Adeje
Image: Wouter Hagens
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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Tenerife Municipal Holidays in 2016

Fiestas patronales del caserío de Las Carboneras, Anaga (Tenerife)

As well as national, regional and island-specific public holidays, each municipality in Tenerife also has its own local public holidays, when town halls and businesses will be closed. Below is a list of those holidays throughout 2016 for each of the 31 municipalities. These dates will also give you a clue to the dates of fiestas held in each district:

- 20 January. Festivity of San Sebastián.
- 10 October: Festivity of Santa Úrsula, Patrona de la Villa.
- 9 February: Carnival Tuesday.
- 29 August: Festivity of San Bernardo.
- 9 February: Carnival Tuesday.
- 3 October: Festivity of Santísimo Cristo de la Salud.
- 9 February: Carnival Tuesday.
- 8 September: Festivity of Nuestra Señora de Abona.
- 24 August: Festivity of San Bartolomé.
- 25 October: Festivity of Nuestra Señora de Los Remedios.
- 9 February: Carnival Tuesday.
- 26 July: Festivity of Santa Ana.
- 9 February: Carnival Tuesday.
- 8 August: Festivity of Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza.
- 9 February: Carnival Tuesday.
- 29 June: Festivity of San Pedro Apóstol.
- 31 August: Festivity of Nuestra Señora de Buen Viaje.
- 17 October: Festivity of Santísimo Cristo del Calvario.
- 9 February: Carnival Tuesday.
- 22 August: Fiesta Patronal de San Joaquín.
- 26 July: Festivity of Santa Ana.
- 16 August: Festivity of San Roque.
- 9 February: Carnival Tuesday.
- 13 June: Festivity of San Antonio de Padua, patron of the municipality.
- 24 June: Celebration of San Juan Bautista (St John the Baptist).
- 19 September: Celebration of the Santísimo Cristo de la Dulce Muerte.
- 29 June: Festivity of San Pedro Apóstol.
- 7 September: Festivity of Nuestra Señora del Socorro.
- 9 February: Carnival Tuesday.
- 25 April: Festivity of San Marcos Evangelista, patron of the city.
- 18 January: Día de Nuestra Señora de La Esperanza.
- 22 August: Monday of the Fiestas Patronales.
- 9 February: Carnival Tuesday.
- 6 August: Día de El Salvador.
- 9 February: Carnival Tuesday.
- 2 June: Infraoctava del Corpus Christi.
- 9 February: Carnival Tuesday.
- 5 September: Fiesta of the municipality's patron.
- 22 January: Festivity of San Vicente.
- 3 May: Exaltación of the Santa Cruz (Holy Cross).
- 24 June: Festivity of San Juan.
- 8 September: Festivity of Nuestra Señora de la Luz.
- 3 May: Fiesta de la Exaltación de la Santa Cruz y Conmemoración de la Fundación de la Ciudad (Exhaltation of the Holy Cross and Commemoration of the Founding of the City).
- 12 July: Festivity of the Virgen del Carmen.
- 9 February: Carnival Tuesday.
- 14 September: Fiesta of the Santísimo Cristo de La Laguna.
- 24 June: Fiesta of San Juan Bautista.
- 12 September: Fiesta of San José.
- 9 February: Carnival Tuesday.
- 29 September: Festivity of San Miguel Arcángel.
- 9 February: Carnival Tuesday.
- 3 May: Día de la Cruz (Fiesta fundacional).
- 9 February: Carnival Tuesday.
- 21 October: Día de Santa Úrsula, Patrona del Municipio.
- 25July: Festivity of Santiago Apóstol.
- 26 July: Festivity of Santa Ana.
- 9 February: Carnival Tuesday.
- 25 November: Festivity of Santa Catalina.
- 25 April: Festivity of San Marcos Evangelista.
- 8 September: Festivity of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios.
- 25 April: Festivity of Hermano Pedro.
- 29 August: Festivity of San Roque y San Agustín.

Image: By Beneharo Hdez. (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Friday, January 08, 2016

Canary Islands International Music Festival

From today, January 8th until February 12th 2016 the whole Archipelago celebrates the 32nd International Music Festival of the Canary Islands. A total of forty-five concerts make up one of the most important classical music festivals in Spain. Many of the concerts take place at the Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín in Santa Cruz. The first is this Sunday, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra performing Mahler and Rachmaninov. The full programme can be seen on the festival’s website.

If classical music ain't your thing, then Garachico are holding a Día de la Bicicleta Garachiquense (Bike Day) on Sunday, January 10th; in El Sauzal, until January 24th, there's an exhibition entitled Los volcanes salen a la calle (Volcanoes Go Out) by the The Volcanology Institute of Canarias and in the Plaza del Cristo in La Laguna, there's El Parque Jurásico, which probably needs no translation and is described as "the largest exhibition of dinosaurs in Europe", a traveling exhibition that has traveled more than a dozen European countries (Germany, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Norway, Poland and Romania, among others) with around 20 life-sized models, some animatronic, which simulate the appearance and behavior of dinosaurs.

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Carnaval 2016 in Puerto de la Cruz

Events of the Carnaval in Puerto de la Cruz this year - the theme is The World Of Cinema - run from 31st January to 14th February 2016.

The provisional program is as follows:
  • 31 January - Selection of the Junior Carnaval Queen
  • 4 February - Selection fo the Carnaval Queen
  • 6 February - Opening Parade
  • 9 February - Rally of the Valley (classic cars)
  • 10 February - Burial of the Sardine
  • 12 February - Men's High Heels Marathon
  • 13 February - Carnaval Main Parade
  • 14 February - End of Carnaval party

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

The Three Kings Arrive in Tenerife Tonight

As they do every year, the Three Magi from the East will be arriving in various locations in Tenerife tonight as part of their busy schedule delivering gifts to both children and adults alike. The well-behaved ones anyway.

In Santa Cruz, once again, they will be arriving to the Heliodoro Rodríguez López football stadium at around 5pm, then their procession takes place from the Avenida Bélgica ending in the Plaza de La Candelaria, between 7pm and 9pm.

My favourite is, as ever, Los Reyes visit to Garachico, where the fun starts in the district of Las Cruces at around 6:30pm, with the procession descending through the district of San Pedro where they dismount to visit the Virgen de Los Reyes and, later arrives in the town itself to visit King Herod's Castle then follows the star to The Glorieta de San Francisco, where Baby Jesus and his parents await.

In Adeje, The Three Kings will arrive at Adeje Football Pitch in a helicopter, at around 5pm after which there's children's entertainments and the grand cavalcade around the streets of the town. Llegada del Helicóptero de SSMM Los Reyes Magos de Oriente

Almost all towns on the island will get a visit from Their Majesties. Should be easy to find: just aim for the centre of town and follow the [other] screaming kids!

Monday, January 04, 2016

Tenerife Fiestas in January 2016

Tenerife Fiestas in January 2016

The night of January 5th sees the much awaited arrival of Los Reyes (The Three Kings) each year and January 6th is a public holiday everywhere in Spain and the Canary Islands as Epiphany is the biggest family day of the holiday season.

As well as national, regional and island-specific public holidays, each municipality in Tenerife also has its own local public holidays, when town halls and businesses will be closed. Those falling in January 2016 are as follows:

  • LA GUANCHA: 18th January - Día de Nuestra Señora de La Esperanza
  • ADEJE: 20th January - Festival of San Sebastián
  • LOS REALEJOS: 22nd January - Festival of San Vicente

As for celebrations, the following fiestas will be taking place on the island this month:

  • 17th January - Fiestas of San Antonio Abad in Arona, Buenavista del Norte [1], Güímar, La Florida (La Orotava) and Los Silos.
  • 21st January - Fiestas of San Sebastián in Adeje
  • 22nd January - Fiestas of San Antonio Abad in Icod de Los Vinos
  • 22nd January - Fiestas of San Sebastián in Los Realejos
[1] Although the saint's day is January 17th, the main events of the fiesta: the livestock fair and processions are most likely to take place in Buenavista del Norte on the following weekend, on Sunday, 31st January 2016.

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Annual Three Kings Crafts Fair 2016 in Santa Cruz and La Laguna

Santa Cruz and La Laguna host their Kings Crafts Fairs from 2nd to 5th January.
The Plaza del Príncipe in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and the Plaza del Adelantado, La Laguna, are hosting, from 2nd to 5th January, the traditional Los Reyes (Kings) Crafts Fair, with stalls from a total of 79 artisans.  

In both Santa Cruz and La Laguna, the extended opening hours are from 11.00hrs to 22.00hrs.

Feria de Artesanía en Reyes 2016 en Santa Cruz y La Laguna