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Festivals in Tenerife and other large gatherings are still not able to be held with social distancing and other restrictions still in force. Events listed here, therefore, are subject to cancellation or change without notice. Such circumstances are beyond our control.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Carnivals of the World: Cádiz Carnival

Cádiz Carnival 2017 Photo: Canal Sur Media Some rights Reserved

Continuing our look at the Carnivals of the World - the theme chosen for Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival in 2021, with the Carnival of CádizThe murga groups in the Canaries owe much of their existence to the satirical chirigota groups, which with their music and sarcastic lyrics are at the center of the carnival there. It was in 1917, that chirigota from Cádiz participated in the carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife for the first time and that planted the seed, after which the first murga in Tenerife was created in the 1920s.

Carnival in Cádiz is scheduled for between 11 and 21 February 2021 - if nothing (like a pandemic) prevents it from taking place.


There will be no Carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in 2021, although the City Council is working with the Carnival groups in the design of some activities that can maintain the spirit of the festivities during the weeks in which it should have been celebrated

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