Monday, February 19, 2018

Tenerife Carnival Dates for 2019

Dates for Tenerife Carnival 2019

As the main carnivals in the north of the island draw to a close for another year and before it moves off to the south, here are the expected dates for Tenerife carnival in 2019.

Santa Cruz

After the inauguration on 1 February 2019 and the numerous contests to choose the best groups and all of the queens, Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival 2019 will take to the streets again from Friday, 1 March to Sunday, 10 March 2019.

  • Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 - Election of the Carnaval Queen
  • Friday, March 1st, 2019 - Carnaval Opening Parade
  • Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 - Main Parade
  • Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 - Burial of the Sardine
  • Saturday, March 9th, 2019 - Daytime Carnaval
  • Sunday, March 10th, 2019 - Parade of Vintage Cars

Voting closed on 14 February 2018 to choose the theme of Santa Cruz Carnival 2019, but the announcement of the winner hasn't yet been made. It will be one of the following options; 'The African Savanna', 'The Old West', 'Modern Japan (Manga)', 'Hell', 'Exotic Thailand', 'The flirty 50's', 'New York, the city that never sleeps' or 'The Deep Sea'.
    Puerto de la Cruz 

    The International Carnival of Puerto de la Cruz in 2019, will take place between Saturday, 16 February and Sunday, 10 March 2019, with the main events expected to be:
    • Thursday, February 28th, 2019 - Election of the Carnival Queen
    • Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 - Proclamatory Parade
    • Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 - Burial of the Sardine
    • Friday, March 8th, 2019 - Men's Marathon in High Heels
    • Saturday, March 9th, 2019 - Main Parade
    In Puerto de la Cruz the popular vote has chosen 'Space' as the theme for carnival in 2019.

      Los Gigantes

      The start of carnival in Los Gigantes is usually on the Friday ten days after Shrove Tuesday. Therefore, using the any year schedule for Los Gigantes carnival, we calculate that their carnival should start on Friday, 15th March 2019, with their main parade being held on Sunday, 17th March 2019, but will update when we get any further information. 

       Los Cristianos  

      As ever, we won't even guess when Carnaval Arona - probably better known as Los Cristianos Carnival - will be held in 2019. We will update if or when any information becomes available from the authorities in Arona.
      UPDATE: Arona Town Hall has listed the dates for carnival in Los Cristianos as being from 21 March to 1 April, with the Main Parade taking place on Sunday 31 March 2019.

      All dates are liable to change beyond our control.

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      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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