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Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Tenerife Fiestas in May 2019

Baile de Magos in Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Photo Santa Cruz Town Hall

May in Tenerife starts and ends with public holidaysWednesday 1 May 2019 is Fiesta del Trabajo (Workers’ Day) and Thursday 30 May 2019 is Día de Canarias (Canaries Day), which is the anniversary of the first session of the Canary Islands' Parliament after the return of democracy in Spain. There are many events to celebrate this 'Day of Canarianess', among them some of the best of the year's Crafts Fairs.

May 3, Día de la Cruz (Festival of the Crosses) is a municipal public holiday in Los Realejos, Puerto de la Cruz and Santa Cruz de Tenerife - in the case of the last for both the Exhaltation of the Holy Cross and Commemoration of the Founding of the City.

These May festivals are, together with the carnival, the most important dates in the city's fiesta calendar, as this is when the founding of the city is celebrated with flower crosses, craft fairs, dancing, Canarian food, while streets are filled with the rhythm of folk musicOn May 3rd, 1494, in a ceremony on the beach of the city, Alonso Fernández de Lugo, the military governor, erected a wooden cross to officially found the city. 

In the capital, as well as in Güímar and other towns, people decorate crosses with flowers and fruits, then place them on the ramblas of the city for everyone's enjoyment. 

The municipality of Los Realejos celebrates the Day of the Cross with a spectacular display of fireworks, one of the most outstanding in Europe and declared of National Tourist Interest. The two main streets of the town, the streets of El Medio and Del Sol, rival for more than three hours to offer the best pyrotechnic show. 

May 5th is the anniversary of the eruption that destroyed Garachico's port in 1706.

Sunday 5 May 2019 is Día de la Madre (Mother's Day), celebrated on the first Sunday in May, since 1965 (previously, it was 8th December, day of the Immaculate Conception).

There is also a huge list of Romerías taking place in May, however, most of them are still to be confirmed, so we cannot give any more details than that at present.

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