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Even with the start of the 'new normality' on 21 June 2020, popular fiestas and most large gatherings and events are still prohibited and social distancing guidelines still in force. Dates listed on this site, therefore, are still subject to cancellation or change and we will update, where we can, when any new information is made available.

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Tenerife Carnival Dates for 2020

Santa Cruz Carnival Poster 2020

Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival

Santa Cruz Carnival 2020 will take to the streets between Friday, 21st February 2020 and Sunday, 1st March 2020.  The main events will likely be:

  • Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 - Election of the Carnaval Queen
  • Friday, February 21st, 2020 - Carnaval Opening Parade
  • Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 - Main Parade
  • Wednesday, February 26th, 2020 - Burial of the Sardine
  • Saturday, February 29th, 2020 - Daytime Carnaval
  • Sunday, March 1st, 2020 - Parade of Vintage Cars

Tenerife Carnival Official Program 2020

The theme of Santa Cruz Carnival 2020 - The Flirty Fifties - has already been announced and with carnival having been so late this year (as is Easter on the Liturgical Calendar), so the wait until the next carnival will be that little bit shorter. Exciting!

Puerto de la Cruz Carnival

  • Thursday, February 20th, 2020 - Election of the Carnival Queen
  • Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 - Proclamatory Parade
  • Wednesday, February 26th, 2020 - Burial of the Sardine
  • Friday, February 28th, 2020 - Men´s Marathon in High Heels
  • Saturday, February 29th, 2020 - Main Parade

Los Gigantes Carnival

The start of carnival in Los Gigantes is usually on the Friday ten days after Shrove Tuesday. Therefore, using the any year schedule for Los Gigantes carnival, we calculate that their carnival should start on Friday, 6th March 2020, with their main parade being held on Sunday, 8th March 2020, but will update when we get any further information.

Los Cristianos Carnival

As ever, we won't even guess when Los Cristianos carnival will be held in 2020. We will update if or when any information becomes available from the authorities in Arona.

UPDATE 03/12/19: There has been no announcement or fanfare, but I've just found, buried in the Calendario de las Fiestas del Municipio de Arona 2020 (Calendar of Fiestas in Arona 2020) on Arona council's website (last updated on 5 November), that the dates for Carnival in Los Cristianos (Arona) in 2020 will be from 12 to 23 March, with the Coso Apoteosis (Main Parade) being held on Sunday 22 March 2020.

UPDATE 11/03/2020: Los Cristianos Carnival Suspended

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