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Friday, April 29, 2016

Mother's Day and Labour Day

Santiago del Teide, Iglesia de San Fernando

This Sunday, 1st May coincide Día de la Madre (Mother's Day in Spain) and Día del Trabajo - more fully entitled Día Internacional de los Trabajadores - (Workers' Day or Labour Day - labour as in work, not as in birth), the latter of which will be celebrated with a day off work (in leiu) on Monday, 2nd May, which is a National Public Holiday.

Mother's Day is going to be celebrated in an unique manner with a Fiesta Intercultural India-Canaria (which hardly requires translating), running from 5:30pm to 9:30pm in the plaza in Santiago del Teide, with elements from both cultures including folk music, dance, theatre and a festival of lights as part of the fiestas for the Virgen del Rosario, patron of the municipality and organised by the town hall along with various organisations from the Comunidad Hindú de Canarias.




Elsewhere on the island, examples include La Orotava on Saturday, 30th April and in Adeje until May 1st there are "commercial campaigns" (as if you could miss the advertising) aimed at getting you to buy gifts, of course, but also helping to dynamise local economies and often with some special entertainments thrown in around shopping areas.

Image By Florival fr (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

All events are liable to change beyond our control.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Traditional Fiestas in Granadilla de Abona

Iglesia de San Antonio de Padua (Granadilla de Abona)

Stay at the Hotel Rural Senderos de Abona (above left in picture)

On the 24th, 25th and 26th July, during the Fiestas of San Juan y Santa Ana in the district of Las Vegas, the Danza de las Varas, one of the most curious dances in the Canarian archipelago takes place. The steps, the costumes the dancers and the decorations of their poles are dissimilar to any other dance taking place on the islands.

In June the Fiestas Mayores in honor of San Antonio de Padua and Nuestra Señora del Rosario take place. On the 13th June, fiestas in honour of San Antonio de Padua, patron of Granadilla de Abona, are celebrated with a romería that culminates in a dance in the town's main square.

The 24th September, in El Médano, fiestas for the Virgen de las Mercedes de Rojas are celebrated with a maritime procession.

Other celebrations taking place in this clearly very fun-loving municipality include:

  • Fiestas of La Milagrosa, in El Salto at the end of January.
  • Fiestas of San José, in Yaco on 19th March.
  • Fiestas of La Cruz in Granadilla town on 3rd May.
  • Fiestas of San Isidro Labrador in San Isidro on 15th May.
  • Fiestas of La Cruz de Vicácaro in Vicácaroon 26th May.
  • Fiestas of San Antonio de Padua in Granadilla on 13th June
  • Fiestas of Sagrado Corazón in Los Cuervos on 22nd June.
  • Fiestas of San Juan Bautista in El Salto on 24th June.
  • Fiestas of San Benito in Los Blanquitos on 11th July.
  • Fiestas of Nuestra Señora del Carmen in Chimiche, Casablanca and Los Abrigos on 16th July.
  • Fiestas of Santa Ana in Las Vegas on 26th July.
  • Fiestas of Nuestra Señora de las Nieves in Charco del Pino on 5th August.
  • Fiestas of Nuestra Señora del Buen Viaje in Cruz de Tea on 18th August.
  • Fiestas of San Blas in Los Abrigos during the 2nd week of September.
  • Fiestas of Nuestra Señora de Las Mercedes de Roja in El Médano during the 3rd week of September.
  • Fiestas of San Francisco de Asís in El Desierto on 4th October.
  • Fiestas of Nuestra Señora del Pilar in Chimiche on 12th October.
  • Fiestas of El Picacho in El Médano 28th October.
  • Fiestas of La Inmaculada in Charco del Pino on 8th December.
  • Fiestas of Santa Lucía in Granadilla center on 13th December.
  • Fiestas of Nuestra Señora de La Esperanza in San Isidro on 18th December.


The Weather in Granadilla de Abona



All events are liable to change beyond our control.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Romería de San Marcos Evangelista

La iglesia de San Marcos Evangelista, Tegueste
Image: By Mataparda (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Romería de San Marcos Evangelista


This Sunday, 24th April, from 1pm, the Romería in Honor of San Marcos Evangelista (St. Mark the Evangelist) takes place in Tegueste. This famous pilgrimage is one of the most important in the archipelago with the participation of 23 carts (in the form of boats), the Dance of the Flowers and a large number of bands and folk dancers from Tenerife and other islands. As every year thousands are expected to flock to witness this unique example of Canarian tradition.

Also ongoing this weekend are the Fiestas de San Marcos 2016 de Icod de los Vinos and, coinciding with the 400th anniversary of The death date recorded for both Shakespeare and Cervantes on April 23, 1616 and Día Internacional del Libro (World Book Day) there are various Ferias de Libros (Book Fairs) taking place, including XIV Feria del Libro de Adeje 2016, XXVII Feria del Libro Arona 2016, XIII Feria del Libro y III Encuentro de Escritores Canarios in La Orotava, VIII Feria del Libro 2016 in La Matanza de Acentejo and the Día del libro 2016 en Granadilla de Abona.

All events are liable to change beyond our control.

Friday, April 08, 2016

Cheese, Fiestas and Craft Fairs



Canarian Cheese Fair in Pinolere


On Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th April in the pretty hilside village of Pinolere (famous for the island's biggest crafts fair each September), the 6th Canarian Cheese fair is to be held, with a whole range of the islands' best fresh and cured cheeses. There is livestock on show and artisan beers.


Fiestas de San José in Cabo Blanco


The Fiestas of San José 2016 in Cabo Blanco (Arona) are taking place from 7th to 10th April with a classic car show at 5pm on Saturday; dancing to a live band from 11pm on Saturday night and a crafts fair on Sunday amongst the varied programme of events.


FerArte Craft Fair in Icod de los Vinos


Icod de los Vinos is holding their 4th FerArte Crafts Fair this Saturday, 9th April, from 10am to 7pm in the streets San Agustín y San Sebastián. There will be more than 100 artisans of various disciplines exhibiting and selling their work.

All events are liable to change beyond our control.

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Traditional Fiestas in Garachico

Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles, Garachico

  • 22nd January - Fiesta de San Sebastián
  • 24th June - Nuestra Señora de los Reyes
  • August - Fiestas Lústrales Cristo de la Misericordia (Every 5 years.)
  • 16th August  - Romería de San Roque
  • 5th October - Fiesta de la Misericordia




Video: Fiestas lustrales Garachico 2015

The Weather in Garachico, Tenerife



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Friday, April 01, 2016

El Tanque Hillclimb / Festival of Colours

Route of the El Tanque Hillclimb

This weekend some more exciting rally action for you with the 8th Subida a El Tanque (El Tanque Hillclimb) on Saturday, 2nd April, combining breathtaking views over the north Tenerife coast with adrenaline-inducing motor sport. 25 teams are taking part over a distance of 4.5 kilometers with the starting line located at kilometer 2 of the TF-421 road - average gradient around 6%. This is how the climb looks at normal car speed.



Holi Festival of Colours in Adeje


Then on Sunday, 3rd April join the Indian Association Tenerife South and Tenerife Indian Cultural Center in Fañabé to celebrate Holi, the Festival of Colours. This Spring festival or Festival of Colors is an ancient Hindu religious celebration, primarily it celebrated in India and Nepal. The activities, which are free of charge, will start from 12:00 hours and will develop throughout the day. Enjoy games with coloured powder and other aspects of Indian culture such as food, music and dancing.

All events are liable to change beyond our control.

April is Wine Month in Tequeste

April is Wine Month in Tequeste

April 2016 is once more, Wine Month in Tegueste, with the eleventh consecutive edition of one of the most important programs to take place, boosting this rural area.

There are a variety of activities taking place between 1st and 30th April, at the Open Commercial Area, the Farmer's and Artisan Market, wineries and bars. The program includes activities related to nature, culture and gastronomy, including the VIII Wine and Tapas Route that will involve a total of 26 bars and restaurants of the municipality.

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Tenerife Fiestas in April 2016

Church of San Marcos, Icod de los Vinos, Tenerife

With Easter having been fairly early this year, April is a quiet month, fiesta-wise.

There are no public holidays in April and only one Municipal holiday on 25th April for the Festivity of San Marcos Evangelista in both Icod de los Vinos and Tegueste.

There will undoubtedly be Fiestas in Icod (programme yet to be confirmed) and the Romeria of San Marcos Evangelista takes place in Tegueste on the last Sunday in April, which this year is April 24th, while the population of Almáciga in the district of Anaga will celebrate fiestas for their patron, Virgen de Begoña, during the last week of April.

Image: Diego Delso [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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