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Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Tenerife Fiestas in January 2019

Fishing boat of Tenerife, near the Ermita de San Sebastián at La Enramada, Costa Adeje, Tenerife

January 1st is a public holiday for New Year, just as it is in the UK. The Three Kings Parades take place in every town and village on the night of 5 January, the eve of Epiphany on 6th, which this year has a public holiday in leiu on Monday 7 January.

Municipal holidays in January are:

  • 18 January: Festival of Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza in La Guancha
  • 22 January: Festival of San Vicente in Los Realejos

The biggest celebrations in January are the Festival of San Sebastián in La Caleta, Adeje on 20 January 2019 and the Fiestas of San Antonio Abad in Arona, Buenavista del Norte, Chio, Gúímar, La Matanza de Acentejo, Los Silos, Tigaiga and La Florida (La Orotava). Many of these fiestas include Romerías and craft fairs

Romerías in January

  • 13/01/2019 - Pilgrimage in honor of San Antonio Abad - Tigaiga - Los Realejos
  • 13/01/2019 - Pilgrimage in Honor of San Antonio Abad - Arona 
  • 13/01/2019 - San Antonio Abad (livestock fair-romería) - La Matanza
  • 20/01/2019 - Pilgrimage of San Sebastián - Adeje
  • 20/01/2019 - Pilgrimage in Honor to San Antonio Abad - Chío 
  • 27/01/2019 - Pilgrimage in Honor of Saint Anthony the Abbot and Our Lady of the Virgin of Hope - La Florida - La Orotava
  • 27/01/2019 - Pilgrimage in honor of San Antonio Abad - Buenavista del Norte
  • 27/01/2019 - Pilgrimage in Honor to San Antonio Abad - Güímar

Image: Marc Ryckaert (MJJR) [CC BY 3.0], from Wikimedia Commons