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Tenerife in February 2021

At the Cabalgata Anunciadora (Carnival Opening Parade) 2020

February 2 is a public holiday on the island of Tenerife for the Virgen de la Candelaria, the Patroness of the Canary Islands. However, events in Candelaria, as expected, have been restricted to the religious only with no procession. Forty days after Christmas Candelaria (Candlemas) is celebrated, which officially marks the end of the Christmas period and in the Vatican, Christmas decorations are kept until that day. As was traditional in Medieval and Tudor times, the Eve of Candlemas (1st February) was the day on which Christmas decorations and greenery were removed from people's homes and churches.

Carnival in Santa Cruz should have been taking place in the streets between Fri 12 Feb and Sun 21 Feb, but despite having been cancelled this yearmany districts have still opted for Carnival Tuesday (Shrove Tuesday), 16 February, as a holiday in their municipality; Arafo, Arico, Arona, Candelaria, El Rosario, El Sauzal, Fasnia, Granadilla, La Matanza, La Orotava, La Victoria, La Laguna, San Miguel, Santa Úrsula and Tacoronte. Despite there being nothing festive to celebrate, the reason cited was to not mess with the school calendar. 

The virtual carnival events17 February - 7 March, end with a television gala, ‘Santa Cruz, Corazón del Carnaval’ (Santa Cruz, Heart of Carnival). 

Puerto de la Cruz City Council has organized the most special edition of a carnival that will take place on social networks. The opening ceremony will be broadcast through YouTube and social networks on Friday, February 12, in addition to the presentation on Sunday, February 14 of the virtual costume contest, open to the participation of all citizens of Puerto. Another of the events that will be broadcast on social networks will be the presentation of carnival candidates on Friday, February 19.

Icod de Los Vinos Carnival 2021 runs until Saturday 20 FebruaryWe probably wouldn't have seen any of this carnival in the past, but this year coverage has mostly moved online and via Mírame TV Canarias

Saturday 13 Feb from 19:00hrs: Drags 2021, live from the Teatro-Cine Fajardo (with limited capacity) being streamed by Mírame TV.

Sunday 14 Feb at 19:00hrs: retransmission of the Carnival Queen Gala 2020 by Mirame TV.

Monday 15 Feb from 21:00hrs on Mirame TV, retransmissions of the Carnival Main Parade from 2020.

There are Almond Blossom Walks, but still no fiestas or romerías taking place.

Tenerife Land of Eternal Christmas

Sunbathing SantaDesert Island ChristmasScuba Diving SantaTropical Santa
Santa's Having a Whale of a TimeSurfing SantaWaterski SantaCamel Rodeo Santa
With a wide range of products in each design, click the pics (above) to see the full selections.