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Tenerife in August 2018

Romería in honour of the Virgen de La Esperanza – Image El Rosario Town Hall

Sunday 5 August 2018 is the date for the Romería in honour of the Virgen de La Esperanza in El Rosario. This Pilgrimage of Our Lady of Hope takes place on the first Sunday of August. After the mass, there is a procession under an arch of flowers, where folk groups, carts and faithful will make offerings to the Virgin.

The 15th August is a national public holiday for Asunción de la Virgen (Assumption) and the biggest event in the month is the Peregrinación a Candelaria (pilgrimage) and fiestas in Candelaria, which take place on the 14th and 15th of August. The most popular part of these annual celebrations is the Ceremony of the discovery of the Virgin of Candelaria, which takes place in the Plaza outside the Basilica on 14th August from about 7:30pm.

Also on 15th August each year are the famous Alcalá Fireworks.

There are the following Municipal Public Holidays this month:
  • 6 Aug 18 - Festival of Nuestra Señora de La Esperanza in El Rosario
  • 6 Aug 18 - Fiestas for the town’s patron in La Matanza de Acentejo
  • 16 Aug 18 - Festival of San Roque in Garachico
  • 20 Aug 18 - Fiestas for the town’s patron in Fasnia
  • 20 Aug 18 - Monday of the Fiestas in La Guancha
  • 24 Aug 18 - Festival of San Bartolomé in Buenavista del Norte
  • 27 Aug 18 - Festival of San Bernardo in Arafo
  • 27 Aug 18 - San Agustín and San Roque in Vilaflor de Chasna
  • 31 Aug 18 - Festival of Nuestra Señora de Buen Viaje in El Tanque

Vilaflor Crafts Fair: In Tenerife's highest village, Vilaflor, the annual Crafts Fair, now into it's 28th Edition, is taking place on Saturday 25 August 2018 from 11am to 8pm in the Plaza de San Pedro. Organisers say some 150 artisans will be taking part, offering wares in Traditional Pottery, Traditional Carpentry, Ceramics, Cane Basketry, Wicker Basketry, Palm Basketry, Tinsmith, Rosettes, Wood Turning, etc.

Feria de Artesanía de Vilaflor de Chasna 2018

Los Corazones de Tejina: The Hearts of Tejina takes place on the Sunday closest to 24 August, with Tejina Hearts 2018 on 26 August. This is one of the most brightly coloured and striking traditions on the island, which is why residents are so keen to keep it alive.

In Buenavista del Norte the San Bartolomé Crafts Fair on Sunday 19 August 2018 in the Plaza de Los Remedios from 10:30am with some 60 artisans. Feria de Artesanía San Bartolomé en Buenavista del Norte 2018

Pinolere Craft Fair 2018
On 31 August, 1 and 2 September the year's largest craft fair, the Pinolere Craft Fair, takes place at the Pinolere Ethnographic Museum (Calle Alzados Guanches, s/n, 38310 Pinolere, Santa Cruz de Tenerife). In this 33rd edition, dedicated to the typical and traditional costumes of the Canary Islands, more than 200 artisans are taking part.

Tenerife Land of Eternal Christmas

Sunbathing SantaDesert Island ChristmasScuba Diving SantaTropical Santa
Santa's Having a Whale of a TimeSurfing SantaWaterski SantaCamel Rodeo Santa
With a wide range of products in each design, click the pics (above) to see the full selections.