Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Traditional Fiestas in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Apoteosis del Carnaval, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The main events annually in the island's capital include:

Carnival: Santa Cruz de Tenerife is known internationally for it's carnival, usually in February.
Fiestas de Mayo: The city was founded on 3 May 1494 (Día de La Cruz). The night of 2 May a Baile de Magos, takes place with participants in traditional costume and the city is decorated with flowers, with numerous religious processions, romerías, sports events and more.
Fiestas del Carmen: Virgen del Carmen 16 July.
25 July: Santa Cruz celebrates the day of Santiago Apóstol (patron of the city) as well as the defeat of  Admiral Horatio Nelson who tried to invade the city in 1797.

Photo Philippe Teuwen Some rights reserved


Fluent in Spanish and having spent 16 years on the island, Pamela Stocks has now been translating, researching and publishing information on customs and events in Tenerife for 25+ years. This takes a considerable amount of time and effort, for which she receives no payment whatsoever. If you find this work useful or interesting, please buy her a coffee. Buy Pamela Stocks a Coffee

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