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Even with the start of the 'new normality' on 21 June 2020, popular fiestas and most large gatherings and events are still prohibited and social distancing guidelines still in force. Dates listed on this site, therefore, are still subject to cancellation or change and we will update, where we can, when any new information is made available.

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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/March.
  • 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.

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