Monday, January 04, 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.

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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