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Sunday, May 01, 2016

Tenerife Fiestas in May 2016

Cruces de mayo by Jose Mesa

Sunday, May 1st is Mother's Day this year and is Día del Trabajo (Labour Day), for which there is a national public holiday (in lieu) on Monday, 2nd May. May 3rd is a public holiday in Los Realejos, Puerto de la Cruz and Santa Cruz, at municipal level.

Tuesday, 3rd May is Día de la Cruz (Day of the Cross), which is celebrated in Santa Cruz (in honour of the city’s founding), Puerto de la Cruz, La Laguna, Los Realejos (which, each year sees the annual firework battle: Europe's biggest firework display) and in Güímar with these floral crosses.

Video: Cruces-Fuegos 3 de Mayo 2015 - Los Realejos fireworks 2015 May 03

Fiestas de Mayo 2016 de Los Realejos




Monday, 30th May is a public holiday throughout the Canary Islands for Día de Canarias (Canary Islands Day), which remembers the anniversary of the first session of the autonomous Canary Islands Parliament, which took place on May 30th, 1983.
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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