Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Tenerife Fiestas in August 2018

Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Candelaria

The 15th August is a national public holiday for Asunción de la Virgen (Assumption).

August is a month that's packed with fiestas and romerías, but the biggest event in the month each year 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 the 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.

There are the following Municipal Public Holidays this month: 

6 Aug 18 - Festival of Nuestra Señora de La Esperanza in El R|osario
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 for the town’s patron 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 - Festival of San Agustín and San Roque - Vilaflor de Chasna
31 Aug 18 - Festival of Nuestra Señora de Buen Viaje in El Tanque

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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