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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Las Tablas de Icod de los Vinos



Tonight on the Eve of San Andrés (Saint Andrew's Day), November 29, as is traditional for these autumnal dates; chestnuts, salted fish, accompanied by the new wine of the region and the huge pileup that is the Las Tablas of Icod de los Vinos.

Las Tablas de Icod de los Vinos 2016

Monday, November 27, 2017

Traditional Fiestas in Güímar

Danza de Cintas de San Pedro Abajo, Güímar. Photo by Jose Mesa Some rights reserved 

By no means a fully comprehensive list, but fiestas celebrated in the municipality of Güímar, include the following events.

Romería de San Antonio Abad: January
Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Fátima: May
Fiesta del gofio: 29 May
San Pedro Apóstol: June
Bajada de Nuestra Señora de El Socorro and Romería del Socorro 7-8 September, thought to be the oldest romería the Canary Islands



The Weather in Güímar, Tenerife



Friday, November 24, 2017

Traditional Fiestas in Guía de Isora

Guía de Isora Town Hall

The biggest celebrations in Guía de Isora are the Fiestas de Nuestra Señora de La Luz in September, but all of the following take place in the district throughout the year:

Nuestra Señora de La Candelaria: 2 February in Alcalá.
La Milagrosa: 3rd or 4th week of April in Chiguergue.
Romería de San Isidro: Third Sunday in May.
San Felipe: Last Sunday in May in Chirche.
San Juan y Nuestra Señora de La Paz: 24 and 25 June in Chío.
Nuestra Señora del Carmen: 1st and 2nd week of July in Vera de Erques.
San Juan y Virgen del Carmen: First Sunday of August in Playa San Juan.
Nuestra Señora de La Candelaria: 15 August in Alcalá.
San Roque: Third Sunday of August in Chiquergue.
Nuestra Señora del Rosario y La Milagrosa: First Sunday in September in Tejina.
Feria de Artesanía: Second Sunday of September.
Fiestas de Nuestra Señora de La Luz y Cristo de la Dulce Muerte: 2nd and 3rd Sunday of September.
Fiestas del Volcán: Third weekend of November.
Santa Lucía: The Sunday nearest to 13 December in Fonsalía.


The Weather in Guía de Isora, Tenerife



Thursday, November 23, 2017

The Peak of Teide, Tenerife. Very close to heaven



Video from the series FLYING OVER THE CANARY ISLANDS with a flight over the pine forests of the north of Tenerife ascending, little by little, up to the Teide peak.

Pico del Teide, Tenerife. Muy cerca del cielo

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Eruption of the Chinyero volcano

Chinyero volcano, Santiago del Teide, Tenerife

Below is a Video from the series FLYING OVER THE CANARY ISLANDS of the Chinyero volcano, in the municipality of Santiago del Teide on the island of Tenerife, on the summits of Abeque at an altitude of 1,560 meters and shows the footprints left of the eruption, the last on the island of Tenerife, which started on November 18, 1909 and lasted 10 days, forming a small pyroclastic cone and a large network of lava flows.



La huella del Chinyero - Santiago del Teide, Tenerife

Volcanoes Explained In Santiago Del Teide Visitor Centre
Tenerife’s Last Volcanic Eruption

Friday, November 10, 2017

Los Cristianos Carnival Dates for 2018

Presentation of the official poster for Arona / Los Cristianos Carnival 2018

Whilst unveiling the official poster and announcing the theme of next year's Los Cristianos (Arona) carnival - which is pirates - Arona Town Hall have provided the dates for these celebrations, which we have confirmed via the council's own website.

Los Cristianos Carnival 2018 takes place from 1st to 12th March 2018.

"With a program still in secret and with news to be announced in the coming months, the municipality is preparing for Christmas and is already working on one of the most representative and international festivals in the town, a Carnival with half a century of history.", the Town Hall informs us.

According to Canarian Weekly, "Saturday, 3rd March, will be the launch parade from Veronicas in Playa de Las Americas. Sunday, 11th March, is the big Coso parade through Los Cristianos, and Monday, 12th, will see the giant sardine carried to the beach to perish in the flames." And we'll seek to confirm and amplify that timetable as more information becomes available from official sources.

UPDATE: International Carnival Los Cristianos, Arona 2018 Programme

Dates and schedules of the other carnivals in Tenerife in 2018

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Tenerife Fiestas in November 2017

Chestnuts at a fruit market in Santa Cruz, Tenerife

The month of November, starts with a National Public Holiday on the 1st for Todos los Santos (All Saints Day). The Dia de todos los Santos is celebrated each year as a ritual holiday of remembrance and honor of deceased relatives.

"Observed nationwide, many families, especially those of the older generations who are more akin to following traditions, gather in the cemeteries to regale their deceased loved ones with a visit as a reminder that they are not forgotten. Some even visit a few days prior to November 1st to clean the graves and have them ready for the big day. The traditional thing to do on November 1st is to purchase flowers, especially chrysanthemums and present them as gifts to their loved ones. It is the day of the year when the most flowers are sold, and the cemeteries are filled with colour from every type of flower imaginable."

All Saints' Day in Spain

The only Municipal Public Holiday in Tenerife in November is on the 25 November: the Festivity of Santa Catalina in Tacoronte.

The biggest celebrations in November are for San Andrés on 29 November - the Eve of Saint Andrew's Day - most notably in Icod de los Vinos with the Tablas de San Andrés (see video) or read the explanation in Riding the Boards for San Andrés in Icod de Los Vinos, while Puerto de la Cruz has it's Fiesta del Cacharro y la Castaña - basially Scrap Metal and Chestnut Festival, which is all made clear in Chestnuts, Wine and Sleds for San Andrés.

The Fiesta of San Andrés in Tenerife
Go Local, Eat Roasted Chestnuts on Tenerife
The Clutter and Chestnut Festivity
Winter Wine Getaways: Tenerife’s Fiesta de San Andrés 
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