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Friday, March 30, 2018

Viernes Santo (Good Friday) in Tenerife





The two main events that may be of interest in Tenerife on Viernes Santo (Good Friday) are the processions, including the Procesión Magna in La Laguna and the Representación de la Pasión (Passion Play) or Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) in Adeje.

La Pasión de Adeje 2018

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Every Traditional Fiesta in Tenerife

Fiestas de Mayo in the capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

We've already covered Tenerife Carnival Dates, Easter Week Events, dates for the Corpus Christi Carpets in La Orotava, the Romerías, as well as Public Holidays and Municipal Holidays the dates of which give clues to the main fiestas that are celebrated in each district, but more events are included in the pages below.

This list covers various, mostly regular, events that happen in Tenerife. Or, at least, the largest and most spectacular that offer you a great day or night (or both) out and that would be well worth planning a visit to coincide with. Hopefully, these give you a chance to see something of the real Tenerife that you wouldn't have experienced in a resort, at home and, that you probably won't find in the usual holiday brochures and guides either.

Fiestas in Tenerife and the Canary Islands come in two varieties: winter and summer.

Winter festivals include everything in the Christmas season, plus the Carnival (which itself was renamed under the disguise of "Winter Festival" when Carnival was prohibited in the time of Franco). Summer ones include Corpus Cristi and the vast array of traditional folk festivals (Romerias) and fiestas to honour saints in every town and village and, which despite the seasonal name, start taking place almost as soon as Christmas is over and run right through to the end of October.

Some events, such as annual celebrations for the Fiestas de la CruzSan Juan, or the Three Kings parade on January 5th, plus Christmas & New Year, of course, are held on set, numbered, dates every year, irrespective of what day of the week they fall on.

There are countless others which revolve around the "moveable feasts" of the Catholic church's calendar, like Easter, for example, which then allows us to work backwards to the dates for lent and for the Carnival. And there are others, like Corpus Cristi, where the main things to be seen occur so many days before or after the "religious" dates.

Many other events are fiestas that pay homage to a particular saint, who's day is on a fixed date, but the celebrations are held in different places on different weeks and weekends near to the date and, which are worked out by a complicated formula, such as the second Saturday, after the third Sunday, provided the wind is blowing from the east. :-)

We may not always have advance warning of those.

The main fiestas each month are included in the following pages: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December.

Have we covered every single traditional fiesta in Tenerife? We still doubt it! We suspect that nobody really knows everything about all of them, nevertheless, we're having a good go at collating as much information on them as is humanly possible. Work is still very much in progress as we cross check all of the information and add any details we find, but here's what we have so far on fiestas in all thirty-one municipalities in Tenerife:


  • Fiestas in Adeje
  • Fiestas in Arafo
  • Fiestas in Arico
  • Fiestas in Arona
  • Fiestas in Buenavista del Norte
  • Fiestas in Candelaria
  • Fiestas in El Rosario
  • Fiestas in El Sauzal
  • Fiestas in El Tanque
  • Fiestas in Fasnia
  • Fiestas in Garachico
  • Fiestas in Granadilla de Abona
  • Fiestas in La Guancha
  • Fiestas in La Matanza de Acentejo
  • Fiestas in La Orotava


  • Fiestas in Guía de Isora
  • Fiestas in Güímar
  • Fiestas in Icod de los Vinos
  • Fiestas in La Victoria de Acentejo
  • Fiestas in Los Realejos
  • Fiestas in Los Silos
  • Fiestas in Puerto de la Cruz
  • Fiestas in San Cristóbal de La Laguna
  • Fiestas in San Juan de la Rambla
  • Fiestas in San Miguel de Abona
  • Fiestas in Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  • Fiestas in Santa Úrsula
  • Fiestas in Santiago del Teide
  • Fiestas in Tacoronte
  • Fiestas in Tegueste
  • Fiestas in Vilaflor de Chasna
  • Photo: By Koppchen (Own work) [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

    Tuesday, March 27, 2018

    Preparations for the Pascua Florida in Guía de Isora 2018



    The Pascua Florida 2018 in Guía de Isora takes place during Semana Santa (Holy Week) and this year is the 10th anniversary of the event. Considered unique in Spain, the number of floral artists taking part and creating works of art based on scenes from  La Pasión (The Passion) has increased. This year also, there will be music and dance, as well as involvement by the local shops and businesses in the town.

    The exhibition of floral art is on from 29 March to 1 April 2018.

    Preparando la Pascua Florida Guía de Isora 2018
    Pascua Florida 2018

    Monday, March 26, 2018

    Around Tenerife in One Day



    Having spent 16 years on the island and not having seen anywhere near half of it in all that time, I'd say it would be pretty difficult to see Tenerife in one day, but get around it, you certainly can. I liked this video and their choice of places to stop.

    Start and Finish in Costa Adeje
    1. Stop - Masca Mirador de Cherfe
    2. Stop - Masca Village
    3. Stop - Masca Mirador de Baracan
    4. Stop - Teno Mirador de Don Pompeyo
    5. Stop - Buenvista del Norte
    6. Stop - La Punta del Canto Garachico
    7. Stop - Natural Swimming Pool Garachico
    8. Stop - Rock Pool Charco de la Laja
    9. Stop - Playa de los Roques Puerto de la Cruz
    10. Stop - Playa Jardin Puerto de la Cruz
    11. Stop - Mirador de la Garañona El Sauzal
    12. Stop - Guachinche - Canarian Lunch in Los Hermanos Restaurant
    13. Stop - Mirador de Jardina Las Mercedes
    14. Stop - Pico del Ingles Anaga
    15. Stop - Mirador & Playa de Las Teresitas
    Last Stop - Candelaria

    Around Tenerife in One Day

    Friday, March 23, 2018

    Something for the weekend: Los Loros Hillclimb, Earth Hour and Palm Sunday starts Holy Week



    Los Loros Hillclimb

    This weekend for Rally fans there's the Los Loros hillclimb on Saturday, 24 March 2018 on the TF- 523 in Arafo. [Map]

    Hora del Planeta (Earth Hour)

    And, as in the rest of the world, from 8:30pm to 9:30pm on Saturday, 24 March 2018 it is La Hora del Planeta 2018 (Earth Hour), the worldwide movement organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The event is held annually encouraging individuals, communities, and businesses to turn off non-essential electric lights for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 pm on a specific day towards the end of March, as a symbol of commitment to the planet.

    Semana Santa (Holy Week)

    Semana Santa (Holy Week) begins on Domingo de Ramos (Palm Sunday) Sunday, 25th March.



    Domingo de ramos (Palm Sunday) parade in Güímar



    Eidted highlights of Holy Week Parades in La Orotava in 2017

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018

    Traditional Fiestas in Vilaflor de Chasna

    Parroquia Matriz de San Pedro Apóstol, Vilaflor

    Hermano San Pedro: 25 April
    Corpus Christi: June
    San Juan: 24 June
    Romería de Ifonche: last week of June.
    Santiago Apóstol: 25 July in the neighbourhood of La Escalona. Craft Fair.
    Fiesta Mayor in honour of San Roque and San Agustín: last week of August. Romería in honour of these two saints who are the patrons of Vilaflor. Craft Fair.
    Ntra. Sra. del Pilar: 12 October in the neighbourhood of La Escalona
    San Andrés: 30 November
    Ntra. Sra. Inmaculada Concepción: 8 December


    The Weather in Vilaflor, Tenerife


    Monday, March 19, 2018

    Flying Over The Canaries: San José de Los Llanos to Puerto Santiago



    Monday, 19 March 2018 - every year on March 19 - is Día del Padre (Father's Day) in Spain and the Canary Islands in honour of the father of Jesus, San José (Saint Joseph).

    So here's another wonderful video from the series VOLANDO SOBRE CANARIAS (Flying Over The Canaries), from San José de Los Llanos (see what I did there?) in the municipality de El Tanque down to Puerto Santiago in the municipality of Santiago del Teide in Tenerife, passing Erjos, Valle de Arriba, Santiago del Teide and Tamaimo to Puerto Santiago.

    It's also quite amazing to see the Autopista TF-1 extension to Santiago del Teide (a.k.a. Santiago del Teide Ring Road) from this perspective, which was heralded as that, "from a technical point of view is one of the most ambitious in the whole of Spain." Yes, I know it could be a bit sad to find a road exciting, but somebody's dad is going to love it! :)

    (The music is copyright free from the group Silent Partner, entitled "Don't Look".)

    San José de Los Llanos a Puerto Santiago

    Friday, March 16, 2018

    Something for the weekend: Celebrate Saint Patrick in Tenerife

    Adeje goes green for Saint Patrick

    Fiestas of Saint Patrick in Adeje 

    Over the weekend of 16, 17 and 19 March the Plaza de España in the centre of Adeje will, once again, ‘go green’ as part of the international greening of buildings and cultural spaces around the world for Saint Patrick's Day. The offical mass will be celebrated at midday on Saturday, 17 March at the Iglesia Parroquial Ntra. Sra. de Guadalupe (Parish Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe) Calle Siete Islas, Las Américas, Arona.

    Fiestas de San Patricio en Adeje

    Santa Cruz wears green for an Irish festival

    The city celebrates St. Patrick's Day as an international act of homage to the historic Irish colony. The Rambla de Santa Cruz and the municipal market are decorated with Irish flags and the characteristic shamrock. In addition, performances of traditional Irish music and gastronomic tastings are programmed where the best beer will not be forgotten.

    Santa Cruz de Tenerife se viste de verde en la fiesta irlandesa más internacional

    Thursday, March 15, 2018

    Guide to Romerías in Tenerife 2018

    Romeria de Las Mercedes

    As every year there is an ample programme of Romerías in Tenerife in 2018 - one of the most colourful and fun ways to enjoy the island's traditional fiestas and immerse yourself in some Canarian culture. January's have, of course, already taken place, but I'm including them for information. This still doesn't include every single Romería in every town and village, many of which take place over the summer months, so watch out for them.

    January

    • 14/01/2018 – Romería in honour of San Antonio Abad – Tigaiga – Los Realejos
    • 14/01/2018– Romería in honour of San Antonio Abad – Arona
    • 28/01/2018 – Romería in honour of San Antonio Abad y Ntra. Sra. la Virgen de la Esperanza – La florida – La Orotava
    •  28/01/2018 – Romería in honour of San Antonio Abad – Buenavista del Norte

    April

    • 29/04/2018 – Romería de San Marcos – Tegueste 

    May

    • 13/05/2018 – Romería de la Virgen el Buen Viaje – Santa Cruz de Tenerife
    • 13/05/2018 – Romería de Ntra. Sra. de Fátima – Valle San Lorenzo, Arona
    • 20/05/2018 – Romería de San Isidro – Guía de Isora
    • 20/05/2018 – Romería in honour of San Isidro y Santa María de la Cabeza – Valle de Guerra
    • 26/05/2018 – Baile de Magos – Los Silos – Trasera del Antiguo Convento de San Sebastián en el casco histórico.
    • 27/05/2018 – Romería San Isidro Labrador y Santa María de La Cabeza – Los Realejos 

    June

    • 03/06/2018 – Romería de San Antonio de Padua – Granadilla de Abona
    • 08/06/2018 – Baile de Magos de Tacoronte
    • 10/06/2018 – Romería de San Isidro – La Orotava
    • 14/06/2018 – 01/07/2018 – Fiestas patronales in honour of San Pedro Apóstol – El Sauzal
    • 17/06/2018 – Romería de Tacoronte

    July

    • 08/07/2018 – Romería San Benito de Abad – La Laguna
    • 10/07/2018 – Embarcación de La Virgen del Carmen – Puerto de la Cruz
    • 15/07/2018 – Paseo “romero” con carros (tractores agrícolas) engalanados – Barrio de Ravelo

    August

    • 05/08/2018 – Romería in honour of la Virgen de La Esperanza – El Rosario
    • 14/08/2018 – Romería de la Candelaria
    • 15/08/2018 – Pilgrimage to the Basílica de Ntra. Sra. De Candelaria
    • 16/08/2018 – Romería in honour of San Roque – Garachico
    • 19/08/2018 – Romería Barquera in honour of San Casiano – Las Galletas – Arona
    • 24/08/2018 – Corazones de Tejina – Tejina
    • 25/08/2018 – Romería in honour of San Agustín y posterior Baile de Magos – Arafo

    September

    • 01/09/2018 – Romería in honour of San Isidro – La Victoria de Acentejo
    • 07/09/2018 – Bajada de la Virgen del Socorro – Güímar
    • 23/09/2018 – Romería de San Miguel de Abona

    Guía de romerías 2018

    Photo: Jose Mesa Some rights reserved

    Wednesday, March 14, 2018

    Traditional Fiestas in Tegueste

    Danza de las Flores de Tegueste

    Follow the course of the year in Tegueste through its festive calendar, starting in April, with the pilgrimage of San Marcos, through until December, when it turns to Christmas.
    • San Marcos Evangelista - The romería is celebrated on the Sunday closest to 25 April. The fiesta is celebrated throughout the municipality, with activities such as the Romería, folklore festival, Gala election of the Queen of the Fiestas, Baile de Magos, livestock fair.
    • Fiesta de La Cruz - Celebrated 3 May in Las Toscas and El Calvario (El Socorro), with floral decoration on all of the crosses, in all parishes.
    • Corpus Christi - Popularly celebrated on different dates in different neighbourhoods, on the weekends closest to the liturgical commemoration. Celebrations usually include the making of floral carpets and religious processions.
    • San Antonio Abad and El Sagrado Corazón - At the end of June, El Portezuelo celebrates the joint fiestas of it's patrons, San Antonio Abad and the Sagrado Corazón de Jesús.
    • Sagrado Corazón de Jesús - The neighbourhood of Pedro Álvarez, celebrates their fiestas in honour of the Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, during the first half of August.
    • Nuestra Señora de los Remedios - 8 September. Celebrated throughout the municipality, activities include La Librea, every three years, as well as a complete liturgical programme and the election of the Queen of the Fiestas.
    • Nuestra Señora del Socorro - The grand fiestas of El Socorro, in honor of their parton, takes place at the end of September.
    • Christmas - The religious celebrations start with Christmas Eve, through to the representation of the visit of the Three Kings. Popular celebrations include a Christmas Card and Nativity display contests, as well as municipal carol singing.
    Source: Fiestas Tradicionales 

    Photo Jose Mesa   Some rights reserved


    The Weather in Tegueste, Tenerife



    Friday, March 09, 2018

    Something for the weekend: Sardines' Funerals and Daytime Carnivals, The Original Wailers and El Tanque Hillclimb

    Daytime Carnival in Los Cristianos (Image: Tenerife Tourism Board)

    This weekend you have a choice between Daytime Carnival in Los Cristianos or Daytime Carnival in Los Gigantes, both of which take place on Saturday, 10th March, after the carnival schedule in Los Gigantes had to be revised after bad weather had caused the suspension of the carnival on it's original dates. Los Cristianos also has it's Main Parade on Sunday and you can sandwich these events with a couple of sardines:

    Los Gigantes Revised Carnival Events This Weekend


    Friday, 9 March
    7pm Velatorio - a traditional meeting or celebration of the relatives and friends of a deceased person in the hours following his death, and before the burial or cremation of the corpse - for the Sardine with musical performances with music from Old Dogs and Tío Franklin.
    9pm Burial (actually, it will be a cremation) of the Sardine, followed by a fireworks display.
    Midnight Widows' Ball with DJ Ray Castellano and Orchestra Arguayo Band.

    Saturday, 10 March
    Daytime Carnival in Los Gigantes 2018
    12pm Inauguration of the Daytime Carnival with the batucada.
    12pm - 2pm Kids' activities with bouncy castles and workshops.
    12:30pm Performance by DJ Latino.
    2pm Virginia Guantanamera with a tribute to Celia Cruz.
    3:30pm Performance by group Clave de Son.
    6pm Maquinaria Band
    8:30pm Edwin Rivera.
    10pm Groupo LD.
    Midnight Finale of Daytime Carnival

    Los Gigantes Carnival 2018 Revised

    Los Cristianos Carnival Events This Weekend


    Saturday 10 March
    Daytime Carnival with two stages:
    Midday Various family-oriented performances and workshops in the Plaza del Pescador (outside the Centro Cultural), Los Cristianos. National and international artists perform on the Los 40 Stage in the Carnival Enclosure (opposite the Valdés Center), Los Cristianos
    5pm Carnival Costume Contest in the Plaza del Pescador (outside the Centro Cultural), Los Cristianos.
    8pm VI Ruta playera (fun run) in homage to the biggest carnival songs. From the Plaza del Pescador, via the Paseo Marítimo, Plaza de la Alpispa, c/ Valle Menéndez, c/ Juan Reverón Sierra, c/ Amalia Alayón and back to the Plaza de la Pescadora, Los Cristianos
    10pm Dancing to the orchestras Armonía Show and Wamampy in the Carnival Enclosure (opposite the Valdés Center), Los Cristianos
    11pm Zona DJ with various local DJs in the Plaza del Pescador (outside the Centro Cultural), Los Cristianos

    Sunday 11 March
    11am Exhibition of vintage and classic cars in the Carnival Enclosure (opposite the Valdés Center), Los Cristianos
    Midday Pets' Carnival Costume Contest in the Carnival Enclosure (opposite the Valdés Center), Los Cristianos
    4pm Carnival Main Parade from Paloma Beach apartments, in the Avenida Juan Carlos I, to the Centro Cultural de Los Cristianos, after which, dancing to the orchestras Tropin and The Regueton Band in the Carnival Enclosure (opposite the Valdés Center), Los Cristianos

    Monday 12 March
    9pm Funeral of the Sardine from the Plaza del Pescador (Centro Cultural), to Los Cristianos beach, at the end of which Zona DJ with various local DJs in the Plaza del Pescador (outside the Centro Cultural), Los Cristianos

    International Carnival Los Cristianos, Arona 2018 Programme 

    The Original Wailers in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

    Also on Saturday, 10th March 2018, The Original Wailers are performing at the Ocean Club, Av la Constitución, 43, 38003 Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Tickets from Ticketbell.com



    El Tanque Hillclimb




    And for sports fans, there's the first of this year's events from the Tenerife rally calendar 2018, the El Tanque Hillclimb on Saturday, 10th March. It's an amazing bit of road and it doesn't always go to plan, as you'll see early on in this video from the event last year.

    Subida El Tanque 2017

    All events are liable to change beyond our control.

    Wednesday, March 07, 2018

    Traditional Fiestas in Tacoronte

    Church of Santa Catalina, Tacoronte

    Neighbourhood of Agua García:
    • Día de las Cruces, 3 May, in La Cruz de Fune.
    • Christmas Festival, 2nd half of December, Cine de Agua García
    • Nª Señora de Fátima, 13 May, Iglesia de Agua García
    • Corpus Christi, June, Streets of Agua García
    • OAP Dance, every Saturday, AAVV Agua García
    Neighbourhood of Barranco Las Lajas:
    • Nª Señora de El Rosario, 1st week of October
    • Baile de Magos.
    Neighbourhood of La Luz:
    • Nª Señora de La Luz, primera semana de septiembre, Plaza y alrededores
    Neighbourhood of Camino La Cuesta:
    • Nª Señora de Candelaria, 1st half of August
    Neighbourhood of Lomo Colorado:
    • Cristo del Lomo Colorado, 2nd week of August
    Neighbourhood of La Caridad:
    • Nª Señora de La Caridad, end of May / beginning of June, campo de lucha La Caridad
    • Nativity, 24 December, Campo de Lucha La Caridad
    • Festival de Solistas, 1st week of May, Plaza La Caridad
    • Encuentro Guarache, 1st week of May, Iglesia La Caridad
    • Bailes de Magos, end of May, Plaza La Caridad
    • Christmas Festival, 24 December
    Neighbourhood of El Cantillo:
    • Día de La Cruz, 3 May, Cruces del Barrio.
    Neighbourhood of Puerto de la Madera-Juan Fernández:
    • La Cruz de Juan Fernández, 25 August, Cruz de Juan Fernández
    Neighbourhood of Mesa del Mar:
    • Nª Señora de El Carmen, 2nd half of August, Mesa del Mar
    Neighbourhood of El Pris:

    • Nuestra Señora del Carmen. Last weekend of August.
    Neighbourhood of Tagoro:
    • La Cruz de Tagoro, 1st half of July, Tagoro
    Neighbourhood of San Juan:
    • San Juan, 2nd half of June.
    • Corpus Christi, June
    • San Antonio, 2nd half of January
    • Christmas, 2nd half of December
    • Nativity, 24 December, Barranco de San Juan
    Town Centre:
    • Carnival, February - March, Plaza de El Cristo and surrounding streets
    • Semana Santa, April
    • Corpus, June, Plaza de El Cristo and surrounding streets
    • Romería, June, Plaza Santa Catalina and Calle El Calvario
    • Fiestas de El Cristo, September, Plaza de El Cristo and surrounding streets
    • Fiestas de Santa Catalina, 25 November, Plaza de Santa Catalina
    • Christmas / Three Kings, December - January, Plaza de El Cristo and surrounding streets
    • OAP Dance, every Sunday, in the Hogar Taifa
    Neighbourhood of A. M. Santa Cecilia:
    • Santa Cecilia, 22 November.
    In all neighbourhoods:
    • Floral decoration of crosses, chapels and altars, 3 May
    NOTE: The dates of festivities are appoximate

    Source: Fiestas de Tacoronte

    Photo By Koppchen (Own work) [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons


    The Weather in Tacoronte, Tenerife


    Monday, March 05, 2018

    Watch the clouds and starry sky of Tenerife



    Grab yourself a cup of tea and take a break to watch this short timelapse film about the clouds and starry sky of Tenerife. It's almost as good as a holiday.

    Tenerife Timelapse

    Friday, March 02, 2018

    Tenerife Rally Calendar 2018


    For all you rally fans, here is the calendar of fixtures for this year:

    Rallys

    • 7 Apr - Rallye Sprint Atogo
    • 12 May - Villa de Adeje Rally
    • 2 Jun - Orvecame Norte Rally
    • 23 Jun - Villa de Granadilla Rally
    • 28 Jul - City of La Laguna Rally
    • 17 Nov - Isle of Tenerife Rally
    • 8 Dec - Rally Sprint Santiago del Teide

    Hillclimbs

    • 10 Mar - El Tanque Hillclimb
    • 24 Mar - Los Loros Hillclimb
    • 9 Jun - Guía de Isora Hillclimb
    • 7 Jul - Mirador de Güímar Hillclimb
    • 6 Oct - Tamaimo Hillclimb
    • 20 Oct - Arona - La Escalona Hillclimb
    • 3 Nov - Icod - La Guancha Hillclimb
    • 1 Dec - Arico Hillclimb
    UPDATED: 7 Sep 2018 with changes to dates in October, November and December.

    Source Calendario Deportivo Temporada 2018 (PDF) from the Federación Interinsular de Automovilismo de Santa Cruz de Tenerife

    Thursday, March 01, 2018

    Something for the weekend: Los Gigantes Carnival 2018 Revised

    Revised Carnival Programme for Los Gigantes 2018

    The bad weather played havoc (again) with last weekend's schedule for Carnival in Los Gigantes, so the authorities have issued a revised programme (via):

    Thursday, 1 March 
    9:30pm Drag Queen Gala-Exhibition followed by concert by group "Ni Un Pelo de Tontos".

    Friday, 2 March 
    9pm Grand Gala for the election of the Adult Carnival Queen with performance by Comparsa Los Joroperos and singer, Jadel.  
    11pm Carnival Dance with Orchestra Tropin and DJ Mario Bravo.

    Saturday, 3 March
    11am Junior Cross 2018.
    5:30pm Gala Election of the Junior Carnival Queen with the participation of local coreographic groups and magic show.
    11pm Carnival dance with Orchestras Sabrosa and Guaracha, during which the winners of the costume contest will be announced.

    Sunday, 4 March
    12pm Grand Carnival Parade with the participation of all the carnival groups; comparsas, floats with the carnival queens and her maids of honour, etc. Upon the procession's arrival in the square, dancing to the Orchestra Maraury.
    8pm Mister Global Spain Gala

    Carnival costumes will be on display in the Plaza Buganvilla in Los Gigantes on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 5th to 7th March and from 4:30pm on Thursday, 8th March is the carnival afternoon of bouncy castles, workshops and musical performances for young children.

    The Burial of the Sardine and the Daytime Carnival events in Los Gigantes have been postponed until next weekend on Friday, 9th March and Saturday, 10th March, respectively. We'll update with the details of those next week.

    International Carnival Los Cristianos 2018 also begins today, Thursday, 1st March, with, amongst other events, the Carnival Opening Parade from 7:30pm on Saturday, 3rd March in Playa de Las Américas, from C.C. Gala, in the avda. Rafael Puig Lluvina, to C.C. Oasis, in the avda. Las Américas.

    All events are liable to change beyond our control.  

    "The Deep Sea" Theme of Carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2019

    Delving Deep into Santa Cruz Carnival 2019

    Las profundidades marinas (The Marine Depths / The Deep Sea) is to be the theme of Carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2019. This was the option chosen by 26.7% of carnival fans who voted online at the official carnival website up until 14th February.

    In a very close second place was 'Modern Japan (Manga)' with 26.5% of the vote. The other options  were, 'Hell' which gained 17.3%, The Flirty 50's' with 13.4%, 'New York, the city that never sleeps' obtained 6.9% of votes, 'The African Savanna' got 4.2%, 'The Old West' 3.3%, and 'Exotic Thailand' trailed up the rear with just 1.8%.

    Carnival organisers will begin the contest for the carnival poster at the end of this month.

    Las profundidades marinas”, motivo del Carnaval 2019

    Tenerife Fiestas in March 2018

    Carnival Main Parade in Los Cristianos

    The much awaited carnival in Los Cristianos begins on March 1st and runs to March 12th this year, with the Opening Parade on the 3rd and the Main Parade on the 11th. Go to the following link for the full International Carnival Los Cristianos, Arona 2018 Programme.

    Monday, 19th March 2018 is Día del Padre (Father's Day) in Spain. In Catholic Europe, it has been celebrated on March 19 (St. Joseph's Day) since the Middle Ages.

    There are no local public holidays in individual municipalities this month.

    Semana Santa (Holy Week) begins on Domingo de Ramos (Palm Sunday) Sunday, 25th March and ends on Sunday, 1st April, so there are two public holidays at the end of the month: Thursday, 29th March for Easter Thursday and Friday, 30th March for Good Friday.

    Photo By Daniel L Cetrulo for Ayuntamiento de Arona Some rights reserved
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