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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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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Junior Carnival Queen in Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2019 Ylenia Rodíguez Domíngez

Ylenia Rodíguez Domíngez at the Carnival Main Parade on Tuesday 5 March 2019

Whether looking back once more at Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival 2019, or forward towards Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival 2020 - which takes place between Friday, 21st February 2020 and Sunday, 1st March 2020 - we can't resist another look at the candidates who aspired to become carnival queens in 2019.

Ylenia Rodíguez Domíngez was voted Junior Carnival Queen in Santa Cruz 2019Her costume entitled “Entre el pasado y el presente” (Between the past and the present), was designed by Santi Castro, representing children's boutique La Princesa y el Peis.



Ylenia Rodíguez Domíngez | Gala Reina Infantil | Carnaval S/C Tenerife 2019

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Carnival Queen Candidate in Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2019 Maite Tena Bencomo

Maite Tena Bencomo at the Rhythm and Harmony Saturday 2 March 2019

Whether looking back once more at Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival 2019, or forward towards Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival 2020 - which takes place between Friday, 21st February 2020 and Sunday, 1st March 2020 - we can't resist another look at the candidates who aspired to become carnival queens in 2019.

Maite Tena Bencomo in a costume entitled, "ALMA" (Soul), designed by Alfonso Jesús Baute Pérez and representing Grupo Fedola.



Maite Tena Bencomo | Gala de la Reina | Carnaval S/C Tenerife 2019

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Second Matron of Honour in Santa Cruz 2019 Ana María Gómez Aguilar



Whether looking back once more at Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival 2019, or forward towards Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival 2020 - which takes place between Friday, 21st February 2020 and Sunday, 1st March 2020 - we can't resist another look at the candidates who aspired to become carnival queens in 2019.

Second Matron of Honour to the Senior Carnival Queen in Santa Cruz 2019, was Ana María Gómez Aguilar, with the fantasy "Mumtaz Mahal", designed by Víctor Mesa Aguilar on behalf of DMB Peluqueros

Ana María Gómez Aguilar | Gala de la reina de los mayores | Carnaval SC Tenerife 2019

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Comparsa Los Tabajaras 2019



One of my favourite components of carnival, comparsas in Santa Cruz de Tenerife are said to be similar to the Brazillian Carnival Blocks, but actually appear to have more in common with the dancing, marching and drumming Samba Schools that have a strong community basis and are traditionally associated with a particular neighborhood.

Founded in 1983, Los Tabajaras have been participating in Carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife for 35 years and rehearse in the neighbourhood of La Salud.

Los Tabajaras | Comparsas adultas | Carnaval S/C Tenerife 2019

Find out more about Santa Cruz Carnival 2020which will take to the streets between Friday, 21st February 2020 and Sunday, 1st March 2020. 

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Fifth Junior Maid of Honour in Santa Cruz 2019 Cynthia Gazmira Cubas Padilla

Cynthia Gazmira Cubas at the Carnival Main Parade Tuesday 5 March 2019

Whether looking back once more at Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival 2019, or forward towards Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival 2020 - which takes place between Friday, 21st February 2020 and Sunday, 1st March 2020 - we can't resist another look at the candidates who aspired to become carnival queens in 2019.

Cynthia Gazmira Cubas Padilla was elected Fifth Maid of Honour to the Junior Carnival Queen in Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2019, with the fantasy “¿Quieres bailar conmigo?” (Do you want to dance with me?), designed by Jonathan Suárez and representing electricity and reforms Hernández Padilla SL.

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Fourth Maid of Honour in Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2019 Raquel Iboleón Laynez

Raquel Iboleón Laynez in the Carnival Main Parade Tuesday 5 March 2019

Whether looking back once more at Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival 2019, or forward towards Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival 2020 - which takes place between Friday, 21st February 2020 and Sunday, 1st March 2020 - we can't resist another look at the candidates who aspired to become carnival queens in 2019.

Raquel Iboleón Laynez was chosen as 4th Maid of Honour at the gala earlier this year, with a costume entitled “Al alba venceré” (At dawn I will conquer), designed by Daniel Pages, representing McDonald’s and La Opinión de Tenerife.



Raquel Iboleón Laynez | Gala de la Reina | Carnaval S/C Tenerife 2019

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Tenerife Fiestas in October 2019

Patrulla Aguila on Día de la Hispanidad

On 12 October each year the Fiesta Nacional de España (Spanish National Day), also known as Dia de la Hispanidad (Hispanic Day) is celebrated across Spain and the Canary Islands. Since 2000, October 12 has also been Spain's Armed Forces Day, celebrated each year with a military parade in Madrid. It is a national public holiday.

In Tenerife for the Día de la Fiesta Nacional 2019 (Spanish National Day 2019), a concert of civic-military music and a Jura de Bandera (swearing allegiance to the flag) will be organized for civilian personnel in the Villa de Candelaria.


Civic-Military Music Concert

On Friday, October 4, at 7:30 p.m., in the Plaza de la Patrona de Canarias in Candelaria a concert will be offered that will feature the “Las Candelas” Band and the Music of the Command of the Canary Islands. During the concert, in which the direction of the two musics will be alternated, pieces of the popular repertoire and pieces of military music will be offered, with the participation of War Band No. 2 of the "Canary" XVI Brigade.

Admission is free until seats are exhausted.


Flag swearing for civilian personnel

On Sunday, October 6, at 11:00 a.m., and in the same place, the Plaza de la Patrona de Canarias of the Villa de Candelaria, a solemn act of Jura de Bandera (swearing allegiance to the flag) will be carried out for those civilian personnel who have requested it. 

There are the following Municipal Public Holidays in Tenerife in October 2019:

  • 7 October: Festival of Santísimo Cristo de la Salud in Arona
  • 14 October: Festival of Santa Úrsula in Adeje
  • 21 October: Festival of Santísimo Cristo del Calvario in El Tanque
  • 21 October: Festival of Santa Úrsula in Santa Úrsula
  • 25 October: Festival of Nuestra Señora de Los Remedios in Buenavista del Norte

Tamaimo Hillclimb 2019


On Saturday 5 October, is the popular Tamaimo Hillclimb 2019 and two weeks later on Saturday 19 October is the Arona - La Escalona Hillclimb.



Subida a Tamaimo 2018

Image Nils van der Burg from Madrid, Spain [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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