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Saturday, February 27, 2016

New Dates for Los Gigantes Carnival 2016

Work being carried out on the scenery for Los Gigantes Carnival 2016

Owing to the bad weather last weekend, the events of Los Gigantes Carnival had to be postponed, but the town hall in Santiago del Teide have now announced that the carnival will take place on the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th of March, with events following the same schedule as before. Therefore, the new programme will be as follows:

Friday, 4th March: Gala for the Election of the Carnival Queen from 9 pm in the Plaza Buganvilla, afterwards, dancing to the Orquesta The Boys Machine.

Saturday, 5th March: Kid's activities (bouncy castles, workshops and performances) from 11 am in the Plaza Buganvilla. Performance by local group, Tío Franklin, from 8:30 pm and dancing to the Orquestas Arguayo Band and Maracaibo from 11 pm.

Sunday, 6th March: from 11:30 am until 1:30 pm in the Plaza Bouganvilla, the first edition of CarnaCan - the dog's carnival! Yep, dress up your mutt! There will be a procession and prizes for finalists of the best costumes. The Gran Coso Apoteósico (Carnival Main Parade) takes place from 5 pm, with dancing to the Orquesta Maquinaria Band from 8:30 pm.

Monday, 7th March: Entierro de La Sardina (Burial of the Sardine) from 9 pm, with it's usual funeral procession, followed by the customary fireworks display and dancing to Arguayo Band.

UPDATED: Programa del Carnaval de Los Gigantes 2016
Photo: Carnaval Acantilados de Los Gigantes

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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