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Saturday, May 01, 2021

Tenerife in May 2021

May Flowers in the Valley of El Palmar in Buenavista del Norte, Tenerife

May 2021 in Tenerife starts with a public holiday on Saturday 1 May 2021 for Fiesta del Trabajo (Workers’ Day) - Saturday is a working day in Spain. Then Sunday 2 May is Día de la Madre (Mother's Day), celebrated in Spain on the first Sunday in May, since 1965. 

May 3 Día de la Cruz (Festival of the Crosses), usually celebrated throughout the month in Santa Cruz, which also marks the founding of the city on that date in 1494. Last year Santa Cruz de Tenerife council cancelled the events and instead promoted celebrations from balconies and homes. Public events will be adjusted to the "new normal" this year.

Likewise, with the Fiestas of the Crosses and Fireworks - the battle between the streets of El Sol and El Medio - that usually takes place on 3 May in Los RealejosPuerto de la Cruz also celebrates Fiestas de la Cruz for it's founding, on 3 May. This year it is 370 years, since 3 May 1651, when the city was first able to appoint its own mayor.

Municipal holidays in May 2021 are: 

  • 3 May for Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Los Realejos 
  • 3 May Exaltation of the Holy Cross and Commemoration of the Founding of the City in Puerto de la Cruz
  • 3 May for the Festivity of the Día de la Cruz in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Sunday 30 May 2021 is Día de Canarias (Canaries Day), the anniversary of the first session of the Canary Islands' Parliament after the return of democracy in Spain, but this isn't a public holiday this year as it already falls on a Sunday.