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Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Ash Wednesday - Burial of the Sardine



Today's carnival highlight is the surreal and blasphemous Entierro de la Sardina (Burial of the Sardine), which takes place simultaneously in Santa Cruz and in Puerto de la Cruz. It's tradition. It used to signify the end of carnival and the beginning of lent.

SANTA CRUZ TENERIFE 2016 FUNERAL OF THE SARDINE
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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