Want to keep up with news and events in Tenerife?

For now, posts here will be on an ocassional basis - for big events such as Tenerife Carnaval - so in order to keep up with all the other news and events, weather and such like - either direct or translated / curated from hand-picked articles and other sources - please "Like" and follow the Secret Tenerife Facebook Page or follow us on Twitter.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Tenerife Fiestas in August 2017

Guanche statue in Candelaria
The 15th August is a national public holiday for Asunción de la Virgen (Assumption).

August is a month that's packed with fiestas and romerías, but the biggest event in August each year is the Peregrinación a Candelaria (pilgrimage) and fiestas in Candelaria, which take place on the 14th and 15th of August. The most popular part of the annual celebrations is the Ceremony of the discovery of the Virgin of Candelaria, which takes place in the Plaza outside the Basilica on 14th August from about 7:30pm.

August fiesta dates for your diary:

- 6th August: Fiestas Patronales in La Matanza de Acentejo.
- 7th August: Romería in honour of Ntra. Sra. de La Esperanza in La Esperanza
- 13th August: Bajada de las Hayas in honour of Ntra. Señora de La Esperanza in La Guancha.
- 15th August:  Pilgrimage to the Basílica de Nrta. Señora de La Candelaria in Candelaria
- 16th August: Romería de San Roque in Garachico.
- 17th - 25th August: Fiestas de Santa Barbara in Icod de los Vinos.
- 21st August: Fiestas of San Joaquín (Joachim) in Fasnia.
- 24th August: Fiestas of San Bartolomé in Buenavista del Norte.
 - 24th August: Fiestas of San Bartolomé in Tejina, La Laguna - Fiesta de Los Corazones de Tejina (Hearts of Tejina) .
- 26th August: Romería de San Agustín in Arafo (on the last Saturday).
- 28th - 29th August: Fiestas of María Auxiliadora in Fasnia.
- 30th August: Fiestas in honour of Nuestra Señora del Buen Viaje (Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage) in El Tanque.

Municipal Public Holidays in August:

- 7 August: Festivity of Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza in El Rosario.
- 7 August: Día de El Salvador in La Matanza de Acentejo.
- 16 August: Festivity of San Roque in Garachico.
- 21 August: Fiesta Patronal de San Joaquín in Fasnia.
- 21 August: Monday of the Fiestas Patronales in La Guancha.
- 24 August: Festivity of San Bartolomé in Buenavista del Norte.
- 28 August: Festivity of San Bernardo in Arafo.
- 28 August: Festivity of San Roque y San Agustín in Vialflor. 
- 31 August: Festivity of Nuestra Señora de Buen Viaje in El Tanque.

Romería San Roque Garachico 2016

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.

No comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...