Monday, March 01, 2021

Tenerife in March 2021

View of the sea through a window in Tenerife

March 2021 is probably going to be the quietest on record. Even if life had continued as normal, carnival in Santa Cruz would have been over and with Easter not until early April, there are no public holidays and no municipal holidays during the month. 

All we have is an online or television window through which to view these events: This year virtual carnival events take place between 17 February and 7 Marchwith 'La Canción del Siglo' (Song of the Decade), where ten murgas elected by popular vote will compete for first place, and the troupes will do the same with 'La Noche de las Comparsas' (The Night of the Comparsas), broadcast on 5 and 6 March respectively, culminating in a television gala, ‘Santa Cruz, Corazón del Carnaval’ (Santa Cruz, Heart of Carnival) on March 7. 

Los Gigantes is holding a Virtual Carnival 2021. There's no news yet at time of writing on the carnival of Arona/Los Cristianos, that usually follows it and be likely have taken place this month - they haven't even said that they aren't holding it - but I think we can confidently assume that it's not taking place, or will only do so in some audiovisual format. 

There are, of course, still no romerías, fiestas or other mass events because of the pandemic and the resultant restrictions in place. The Palo Blanco Hillclimb is scheduled to take place on Saturday 27 March, but we cannot say whether public will be permitted.

Friday, 19th March 2021 is Día del Padre (Father's Day) in Spain. In Catholic Europe, it has been celebrated on March 19 (St. Joseph's Day) since the Middle Ages.