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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