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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Guide to Romerías in Tenerife 2017

Guide to Romerías in Tenerife 2017

Romerías -- a kind of procession with folk dressed in traditional attire, accompanied by traditional singing and dancing - not to mention the free food and even freer flowing wine - in honour of a saint are one of the most colourful and fun ways to enjoy and immerse yourself in some Canarian culture. Many of these romerías have been celebrated for centuries, even if the "traditional" costumes are more recent inventions.

And every year there is an ample programme. Some of the below have, of course,  already passed this year (the list has only just become available), but I'm including them as it gives an indication for future years. This still doesn't include every single one in every town and village, many of which take place over the summer months, so watch out for them.

January

  • 14/01/2017 – Romería in honor of San Sebastián – San Sebastián de La Gomera
  • 15/01/2017 – Romería in honor of San Antonio Abad – Tigaiga – Los Realejos
  • 15/01/2017– Romería in honor of San Antonio Abad – Arona Casco
  • 15/01/2017 – Romería in honor of San Antonio Abad – Chío – Guía de Isora
  • 20/01/2017 – Eucaristía in honor of San Sebastián Mártir – Adeje
  • 28/01/2017 – Romería Chica in honor of San Antonio Abad y La Virgen de la Esperanza y Baile de Magos – La Florida – La Orotava
  • 29/01/2017 – 36th Romería de San Antonio Abad and Virgen de la Esperanza – La Florida – La Orotava 
  • 29/01/2017 – Romería in honor of San Antonio Abad – Buenavista del Norte

February

  • None.

March

  • 18/03/2017 - Romería de San José Barranco Hondo - CANDELARIA

April

  • 30/04/2017 – Romería de San Marcos – Tegueste

May

  • 01/05/2017 – Paseo Romero – TíncerSanta Cruz de Tenerife
  • 02/05/2017 –  Baile de Magos – Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  • 14/05/2017 – Romería in honor of La Virgen de Fátima – Valle San Lorenzo – Arona
  • 15/05/2017 – Romería chica San Isidro Labrador – Los Realejos
  • 21/05/2017 – Romería el Chorrillo – El Rosario
  • 26/05/2017 – Romería La Corujera – Santa Úrsula
  • 28/05/2017 – Romería San Isidro Labrador and Santa María de La Cabeza – Los Realejos
  • 30/05/2017 – Romería in honor of San Isidro Labrador and Santa María de La Cabeza – Las Mercedes – La Laguna

June

  • 11/06/2017 – Romería in honor of San Antonio Abad – Granadilla de Abona
  • 23/06/2017 – Baile de Magos – La Orotava
  • 24/06/2017 – Subida del Santo – San Isidro Labrador and Santa María de La Cabeza (Romería Chica) – La Orotava
  • 25/06/2017 – Romería San Isidro Labrador and Santa María de la Cabeza – La Orotava

July

  • 02/07/2017 – Romería in honor of Hermano Pedro – Llano del Moro – El Rosario
  • 09/07/2017 – Romería San Benito de Abad – La Laguna
  • 16/07/2017 – Embarcación de La Virgen del Carmen – Las Galletas – Arona

August

  • 06/08/2017 – Romería in honor of Virgen de La Esperanza – El Rosario
  • 15/08/2017 – Peregrinación to the Basílica de Ntra. Sra. De Candelaria
  • 16/08/2017 – Romería in honor of San Roque – Garachico
  • 20/08/2017 – Romería Barquera in honor of San Casiano – Las Galletas – Arona
  • 24/08/2017 – Corazones de Tejina – Tejina
  • 26/08/2017 – Romería in honor of San Agustín y posterior Baile de Magos – Arafo

September

  • 07/08/2017 - Romería de la Bajada de la Virgen del Socorro in Güímar
  • Romería Benijos – LA OROTAVA
  • Romeria de San José - SAN JUAN DE LA RAMBLA

October

  • 15/10/2017 Romería de Adeje

Facebook group, Ropa de Magos - Traje típico Canario have a comprehensive CALENDARIO de ROMERÍAS y BAILES de MAGOS 2017 en Tenerife, which also includes the various Bailes de Magos. These dances are often strictly typical costume only.

Guía de Romerías 2017

Monday, May 01, 2017

Tenerife Fiestas in May 2017

Flag of the Canary Islands

The month of May in Tenerife, as in Britain, starts and ends with a pair of public holidays.

In Spain, including Tenerife and the Canary Islands, Monday, 1st May 2017, is Fiesta del Trabajo (Workers’ Day). At the end of the month, on Tuesday, 30th May 2017, the archipelago celebrates Día de Canarias (Canaries Day), which is the anniversary of the first session of the Canary Islands' Parliament after the return of democracy in Spain.

May 3rd, Día de la Cruz (Festival of the Crosses) is a municipal public holiday in Los Realejos, Puerto de la Cruz and Santa Cruz de Tenerife - in the case of the last for both the Exhaltation of the Holy Cross and Commemoration of the Founding of the City. On May 3rd, 1494, there was a ceremony on the beach of the city, where Alonso Fernández de Lugo, the military governor, erected a wooden cross to officially found the city.



In the capital, as well as in Güímar and other towns, people decorate crosses with flowers and fruits, then place them on the ramblas of the city for everyone's enjoyment. In addition, each district of Santa Cruz (which also celebrates the anniversary of the founding of the city) makes or decorates its own crosses.

The municipality of Los Realejos celebrates the Day of the Cross with a spectacular display of fireworks, one of the most outstanding in Europe and declared of National Tourist Interest. The two main streets of the town, the streets of El Medio and Del Sol, rival for more than three hours to offer the best pyrotechnic show.

Los Realejos fireworks 2015 May

May 5th marks the anniversary, in Garachico, of the eruption which had destroyed the town's port in 1706.

In Spain, Día de la Madre (Mother's Day) has been celebrated on the first Sunday in May, since 1965 (previously, it had been celebrated on 8th December, the day of the Immaculate Conception). This year, Mother's Day in Spain falls on Sunday, 7th May 2017.

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