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Tenerife in January 2018

Romería de San Antonio in Tigaiga, Los Realejos

January begins with two public holidays; on 1 January for New Year's Day and 6 January for Epiphany after the annual arrival of Los Reyes (The Three Kings) the night before. The following two municipal holidays take place this January:
  • 18 Jan - Festival of Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza in La Guancha
  • 22 Jan - Festival of San Vicente in Los Realejos

Sunday, 21 January 2018, is the climax of the Fiestas of San Antonio Abad (Saint Anthony Abbot) in Los Silos and the main events, the traditional Feria de Ganado y de Artesanía (Livestock and Crafts Fairs) take place. The livestock fair starts at 10am and is followed by the procession and blessing of the animals at midday. The craft fair in the Plaza de la Luz also opens at 10am until 7pm, with approximately 80 stalls.

 

The Livestock Fair and Romería in honour of San Antonio Abad (Saint Anthony Abbot) takes place on the 4th Sunday in January in Buenavista del Norte - this year 28 January 2018. The Livestock Fair begins around 11 am at the Urbanización Las Marinas in the Triana district, whilst at the same time, mass is said in honour of the saint at the church of Ntra. Sra. de Los Remedios, after which the icon is taken in procession to the livestock enclosure, where the animals will be blessed at 1 pm. At 2 pm the Romería of San Antonio Abad leaves from Triana and processes through the streets to reach the Plaza de Los Remedios where the awards ceremony takes place. Events of the day are rounded off with dancing to the music of a local Orchestra.

Via: Ayuntamiento Buenavista del Norte

The main celebrations taking place during the month, apart from the parades of the Three Kings in almost every town of any size on the island on the night of 5 January, are the fiestas of San Antonio Abad in La Matanza, Los Silos and Buenavista del Norte on the 3rd & 4th Sundays in January, with the first romería of the year - the Romería de San Antonio in Tigaiga, Los Realejos - taking place on the Sunday nearest to 17 January. There are the Fiestas Patronales and the Romería de San Antonio Abad in Arona. Whilst in La Caleta in Adeje, there is the Festival of San Sebastián on 19 and 20 January.


San Sebastián 2018

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