Friday, January 01, 2021

Tenerife in January 2021

What awaits us all in January 2021?

Two public holidays begin the year on Friday 1 January and Wednesday 6 January for 'Los Reyes' (Kings Day), or Epiphany. That's about it for anything usual. Most of the Three Kings Parades that normally draw huge crowds in towns and cities on Twelfth Night (also known as Epiphany Eve) have been replaced this year with the trio instead visiting many more districts, so that they can be seen from homes and balconies instead

With Tenerife in special measures at least until 1 Jan, it's doubtful the annual Los Reyes markets will be able to take place. It has been announced that Tenerife will continue with the specific restrictions imposed to stop the advance of the Covid-19 pandemic until January 10. On January 11, once the current restrictions established for the Christmas period in the entire Canary Islands, and those specifically imposed in Tenerife, have ended, a new traffic light system that will determine the situation of each island will begin.

We also have no information yet on municipal holidays for 2021 and will add them once they're agreed and published. The following municipal holidays are listed for January, which were finally agreed on the 29th and published on 31 December. These, of course, with the current restrictions, merely indicate days when local shops and council offices close. 
  • 18 January: Festivity of Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza in La Guancha
  • 20 January: Festivity of San Sebastián in Adeje
  • 22 January: Festivity of San Vicente in Los Realejos

Fiestas in January, such as that of San Sebastián in La Caleta, Adeje and the Fiestas of San Antonio Abad in Arona, Buenavista del Norte, Chio, Gúímar, La Matanza de Acentejo, Los Silos, Tigaiga and La Florida (La Orotava), we shall have to live without.