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Tenerife in February 2019

Palo Blanco (Image Los Realejos Town Hall)

February 2nd is an island-wide public holiday in honour of the patron of the Canary Islands: the Virgen de la Candelaria. The Fiesta de La Candelaria is held every year, coinciding with the celebration of Candlemass - the Presentation of the Lord and the ritual purification of the Virgin Mary. In the town of Candelaria, there is a program of religious events lasting several days: Festividad de Nuestra Señora de Candelaria 2019

And once more, bus company TITSA are putting more buses on their routes from Santa Cruz and La Laguna to Candelaria so people can get to these fiestas by public transport.

Each year on February 15th, from 5 a.m. onwards, the doors of the Santa Catalina convent in La Laguna will be opened for the faithful and the curious to queue around the block for the chance to view the uncorrupted body of Sor María de Jesús (Sister Maria of Jesus) (1643 – 1731), popularly known as La Siervita.

Saturday 16 February 2019 is the first event of Tenerife Rally Calendar 2019 with the Palo Blanco Hillclimb, reintroduced this year at the request of organisers, Escuderia Daute, in place of the El Tanque Hillclimb that had not seen sufficient participation in recent years. Palo Blanco, along with La Ferruja and Las Llanadas are hamlets, which together have a population of around 2,600 people, in the higher reaches of the municipality of Los Realejos.

Subida a Palo Blanco, novedad en el calendario tinerfeño de 2019

The ever-popular Rutas de Almendros en Flor (Almond Blossom Routes) 2019 continue until 16 February 2019.

Otherwise February 2019 promises to be a fairly quiet month with apparently no Romerías during the month and no municipal holidays. Although the Carnival queen will be chosen in Santa Cruz on 27 February and in Puerto de la Cruz on the 28th, carnival this year does not take place in the streets until March.

Tenerife Land of Eternal Christmas

Sunbathing SantaDesert Island ChristmasScuba Diving SantaTropical Santa
Santa's Having a Whale of a TimeSurfing SantaWaterski SantaCamel Rodeo Santa
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