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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Traditional Fiestas in La Guancha

Charco de Viento on the coast of La Guancha, Tenerfe

The municipality of La Guancha extends from the slopes of Mount Teide to the sea. As in other localities in the north of Tenerife, the Fiesta de San Andrés, on 30th November, with the opening of the bodegas, is an important date in the festival calendar.

Fiestas celebrated in the district include:

18th January - Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza
23rd April - San Jorge in El Farrobo
Last week of May - Virgen del Coromoto in Guancha de Abajo
23rd June - Noche de San Juan in the Barranco de la Asomada
Third Sunday in June - Corpus Christi
Last Sunday in June - San Antonio de Padua in El Pinalete
Second - third week of July - Virgen del Carmen in Santo Domingo
Second Saturday in August - Bajada de Las Hayas
17th August - Fiestas in honour of Nuestra Señora de La Esperanza
Forth Sunday in August - Santo Domingo de Guzmán
Second half of August - Fiestas Patronales
Second half of October - San Lucas in Las Cucharas
22th - 24th of October - Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza
Third week of October - Nuestra Señora del Rosario in the centre of the municipality
Third Sunday in November - Santa Catalina
29th - 30th November - Fiestas de San Andrés

Photo: By Al3x dybala21 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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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