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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Día de las Islas Canarias (Canary Islands’ Day)



Día de las Islas Canarias (Canary Islands’ Day), which this year takes place on Wednesday 30 May 2018, celebrates the first session of the Canary Islands Parliament, which took place on 30 May 1983. Now celebrated every year a public holiday and with traditional events, such as folk music, dancing, local gastronomy, as well as traditional Canarian sports, such as Juego del palo (stick-fighting) and Lucha Canaria (Canarian wrestling). Here's coverage of the celebrations from the Plaza del Cristo in Tacoronte.

Viva Canarias | Día de Canarias 2017

Monday, May 28, 2018

The 10 most curious spots on Tenerife



Commentary in Spanish, but you may recognise some of these places.

Los 10 rincones más curiosos de Tenerife

Friday, May 25, 2018

Romería San Isidro Labrador y Santa María de La Cabeza in Los Realejos 



This week's high spot, on Sunday 27 May 2018, on the traditional fiesta calendar is the Romería San Isidro Labrador y Santa María de La Cabeza in Los Realejos.

Romería San Isidro Labrador LOS REALEJOS

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Alborosie, Tarrus Riley and Israel Vibration headline Feeling Festival

The second edition of the Canary Islands’ biggest reggae event happens in Tenerife on June 30th. Reggae music returns to the Canary Islands for the second annual Feeling Festival. Confirmed headliners are Alborosie and the Shengen Clan, Tarrus Riley featuring Dean Fraser and the Blaksoil Band, and Israel Vibration backed by the Roots Radics.

Local reggae acts include One Xe Band, Lioness Den, Isaiah, Don Virgilio, Dada Wanche, A’Jah Porfecía Crew, Lava Sound and the Tenerife dancers crew. The live shows take place on June 30th in Adeje, southern Tenerife. They are preceded by a two-day free cultural event including workshops, screenings, music and discussions on June 28th and 29th.

Tickets are on sale via tomaticket.es and ticketbell.es.

A percentage of proceeds will be donated to aid projects supporting people facing social exclusion through the Fundación Pedro Roguez Ledesma and to the construction of a school in Gambia with Solidarios Canarios.

Alborosie, Tarrus Riley and Israel Vibration headline Feeling Festival

Monday, May 21, 2018

Old Photos of Santa Cruz de Tenerife



Some fascinating images of Tenerife's capital in days gone by.

Santa Cruz Tenerife, antiguo

Friday, May 18, 2018

Romería San Isidro Labrador Guía de Isora



This weekend, on Sunday 20 May 2018, you can choose between the Romería de San Isidro in Guía de Isora or the Romería de San Isidro y Santa María de la Cabeza in the Valle de Guerra (La Laguna). Either way, you can have fun with some lovely traditional customs - especially the generally free-flowing food and local wine!

Romería San Isidro Labrador Guía de Isora

Monday, May 14, 2018

Las Portelas: life in a rural setting



Life in the tranquil neighbourhood of Las Portelas in the Teno Rural Park in the municipality of Buenavista del Norte has hardly changed throughout history.

Las Portelas, vida en un entorno rural

Friday, May 11, 2018

Rally Villa de Adeje 2018



The big event of this weekend is the The Rally Villa de Adeje 2018, which will be the 28th edition and the fourth round in the 2018 season of the Spanish Rally Championship. It will be held from May 11 to 12 and has an itinerary of fourteen sections totaling 154,54 km.

Rally Villa de Adeje 2017

Monday, May 07, 2018

Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Evening and Nightlife



Santa Cruz de Tenerife and its evening and nightlife. The bars, restaurants, pubs, clubs ...

Santa Cruz Tenerife Spain: Evening and nightlife

Friday, May 04, 2018

Rock in Santa Cruz, Jazz and Pop in Adeje



Saturday 5 May 2018, Spanish rock band, Zenobia, are playing at the O-Club (Ocean Club), Avenida La Constitucion, Edf. La Cascada, 38003 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, as part of their "La Noche del Huracán" (The Night of the Hurricane) tour. Tickets available here. Plus guests. After the concerts, rock and metal til 4am.

If rock's not your thing, also on Saturday 5 May 2018, at the Centro Cultural de Adeje (C/ Príncipe Pelinor, s/n 38670 - Adeje), soprano Ally He Li is giving a concert of jazz, opera, pop and musicals to benefit local football club, C.D. Águilas S.A. Show starts at 8pm and tickets are €10. Concierto Lírico a beneficio de C.D. Águilas

Speaking of football, CD Tenerife are at home to Almería at the Estadio Heliodoro Rodríguez Lopéz (Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Tenerife)) on Saturday 5 May 2018. KO 7pm.

TENERIFE VS. ALMERÍA

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Crosses and Fireworks in Los Realejos, Tenerife



Traca Dia de La Cruz, Los Realejos

The town and municipality of Los Realejos celebrates the Fiestas de las Cruces (Day of the Cross) - this year, Thursday 3 May 2019 - with a spectacular display of fireworks, declared of National Tourist Interest. The two main streets of the town, the streets of El Medio and Del Sol, rival for more than three hours to offer the best pyrotechnic show.

And in 2013, Los Realejos also celebrated with a Traca or Mascletà (daytime noisy fireworks, see above) like those that take place during Las Fallas in Valencia.



Fireworks from the Calle El Medio



Fireworks from the Calle Del Sol

Would you be able to pick a winner? I'm sure I wouldn't!

More info and photos

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Tenerife Fiestas in May 2018

Fiestas de mayo (May Fiestas) in Santa Cruz
By Koppchen [CC BY 3.0], from Wikimedia Commons

May in Tenerife starts and ends with public holidays. Tuesday 1 May 2018 is Fiesta del Trabajo (Workers’ Day) and Wednesday 30 May 2018 is Día de Canarias (Canaries Day).

May 3, Día de la Cruz (Festival of the Crosses) is a municipal public holiday in Los Realejos, Puerto de la Cruz and Santa Cruz de Tenerife - in the case of the last for both the Exhaltation of the Holy Cross and Commemoration of the Founding of the City.

The May festivals are, together with the Tenerife Carnival, the most important dates in the calendar of the city of Santa Cruz, as that is when the founding of the city is celebrated with flower crosses, dancing and street food while streets are filled with the rhythm of folk music.

Los Realejos celebrates the Day of the Cross with a spectacular display of fireworks.

May 5th is the anniversary of the eruption that destroyed Garachico's port in 1706.

Sunday 6 May 2018 is Día de la Madre (Mother's Day), celebrated on the first Sunday in May, since 1965 (previously, it was 8th December, day of the Immaculate Conception).

Other celebrations to look out for in May include: the Romería de San Alejo in El Tanque; the Fiestas of San Jose Obrero in Arico; Fiestas of La Virgen de Fátima in Valle San Lorenzo (Arona); Fiestas of San Isidro Labrador in Granadilla de Abona; Fiestas in honour of San Isidro Labrador and Santa María de la Cabeza in Valle de Guerra and Las Mercedes (La Laguna); as well as numerous other romerías (see our Guide to Romerías in Tenerife 2018).



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