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Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Traditional Fiestas in La Matanza de Acentejo

San Salvador, La Matanza de Acentejo

The name La Matanza de Acentejo, near the north coast of Tenerife, means "the Slaughter of Acentejo" and refers to the First Battle of Acentejo, in 1494, lost by the Spanish.

Traditional fiestas celebrated in this district include: 

San Antonio Abad: 17th January
San Blas: 1st April in Chamaina
La Cruz: 3rd May
“Los Cuarteles”: the week after Corpus.
Nuestra Señora del Socorro: last Sunday of July in San Antonio
Fiestas Patronales en honor de El Salvador y Nuestra Señora del Rosario: 6th August
La Virgen del Carmen: last Sunday of August in El  Caletón
Nuestra Señora de Guía: 8th September

Image: By Koppchen (Own work) [CC BY 3.0], 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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