Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Traditional Fiestas in La Matanza de Acentejo

San Salvador, La Matanza de Acentejo Image: By Koppchen (Own work) [CC BY 3.0]


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

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