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Tenerife in September 2018

Plaza in Los Silos

On 8 September each year is the día grande (big day) of the Fiestas de Nuestra Señora de la Luz in Los Silos. These fiestas take place from late August, until mid-September, this year culminating on 16 September with the Octava de la Virgen.

The Romería del Socorro in Güímar on the 7 and 8 September: On the 7th, the icon of Nuestra Señora del Socorro is brought down from the Church of San Pedro in the town centre to the chapel of the Virgin on the beach of El Socorro and, on the following day, is returned to the church of San Pedro.

September has no public holidays and as ever, the biggest celebrations in the month are the Fiestas de Cristo in La Laguna, the key day of which is 14 September with processions and the much-awaited firework display.

For the third year running, Puerto de la Cruz is holding a Summer Carnival, taking place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 14, 15 and 16 September 2018. This three day event gives tourists an experience of carnival and townsfolk another party to look forward to.

The Summer Carnival will commence on Friday 14 September at 4pm with an exhibition of carnival costumes in three of the hotels. At the same, dance workshops are taking place at San Telmo. At 7pm there will be a carnival parade along the Martiánez Promenade and San Telmo to the Plaza de Europa. Between 8pm and 10pm, an exhibition of Murga groups, including Los Mamelucos, winners of an historic triple in Santa Cruz, with the verbena (dancing) kicking off from 10pm in the Plaza de Europa.

On Saturday 15 September 2018 various workshops at San Telmo in the morning. At 5:30pm there will be performances from several comparsas. In the Plaza de Europa, from 6pm, performances by choreographed dance troops. At 8pm in San Telmo, comparsa Guaraní Moana. At 8:30pm the Mascarita ponte tacón (Men's High Heels Marathon) from San Telmo to the Plaza de Europa, finishing with a costume and float party and dancing to various artists and the Orquesta Dinacord from 10pm.

On Sunday 16 September 2018, from mid-day until 2pm and from 4pm until 6pm there will be kids shows, activities and bouncy castles in the Plaza de Europa.

Carnaval de Verano con verbenas y “Mascarita ponte el tacón”

Municipal public holidays:
  • 3 Sep 18 - Fiestas for the town’s patron in La Victoria de Acentejo
  • 7 Sep 18 - Festival of Nuestra Señora del Socorro in Güímar
  • 8 Sep 18 - Festival of Nuestra Señora de Abona in Arico
  • 8 Sep 18 - Festival of Nuestra Señora de la Luz in Los Silos
  • 8 Sep 18 - Festival of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios in Tegueste
  • 10 Sep 18 - Festival of San José in San Juan de la Rambla
  • 14 Sep 18 - Festival of Santísimo Cristo de La Laguna in San Cristóbal de La Laguna
  • 17 Sep 18 - Santísimo Cristo de la Dulce Muerte in Guía de Isora
  • 29 Sep 18 - Festival of San Miguel Arcángel in San Miguel de Abona

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