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Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival 2021

Senior, Adult and Junior Guardians of the Sceptre

With no carnival and no new carnival queens in 2021, Santa Cruz de Tenerife chose instead, three Guardians of the Sceptre: Naomi María Cabrera Pulido representing the adult queens, after obtaining 18% of the vote in her category; Antonia Garrido Francés representing the senior queens, having gained 26% of the vote and Ylenia Rodríguez Domínguez was the clear winner in the junior category with 49% of the vote in her category. After two and a half hours of the television show Santa Cruz Corazón del Carnaval, Laura Afonso and Alexis Hernández proclaimed the former carnival queens who obtained the greatest popular support, as guardians. The three make up the team who will guard the sceptre of the capital's carnival until the 2022 edition.

The Guardians of the Sceptre elected were:

  • Adult: Naomi María Cabrera Pulido previously Carnival Queen in 2011, on that occasion with "Cien años de historia" (One Hundred Years of History), designed by Leo Martínez and representing newspaper El Día. This time she wore a creation by Alexis Santana, entitled "Volver a vivir" (Relive), representing Urbaser.
  • Senior: Antonia Garrido Francés, Senior Carnival Queen in 2019 with "Soy Fortuna" (I'm Fortuna), designed by Antonio Santos Arteaga, representing Bingo Canarias and Bingo Ciudad Laguna. As guardian, "Aroma a Venecia" (Scent of Venice), designed by Arganda de la Rosa, representing the town council of Los Realejos.
  • Junior: Ylenia Rodíguez Domíngez who was Junior Carnival Queen in Santa Cruz 2019 with “Entre el pasado y el presente” (Between the past and the present), designed by Santi Castro and representing children's boutique La Princesa y el Peis, in 2021 was dressed in a costume entitled "Historias reales" (Royal Histories), designed by Ángel González and representing Boutique infantil Erilau.
The twenty queens wore adapted costumes, with reduced dimensions, the lack of wheels and the absence of support personnel during the parade.
The theme of Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival in 2021 was Carnivals of the World. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival was not celebrated in its usual manner in the streets and only some events and documentaries related to the carnival were broadcast virtually.

The Casa del Carnaval (House of Carnival) museum hosted an exhibition "Traditional Carnivals in the Canary Islands" with representations of carnival groups from Lanzarote, El Hierro, Fuerteventura and La Palma, among others.

The ‘Santa Cruz, Corazón del Carnaval’ (Santa Cruz, Heart of Carnival) show marked the closing of the Virtual Carnival 2021, an edition marked by the adaptation of the usual programming to formats that guaranteed the event with health security measures. The gala, which concluded with a heartfelt tribute to the Honorary Queen of the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife since 2004, Celia Cruz, was punctuated by many musical performances among which the presence of the Mexican singer Carlos Rivera stands out, who together with more than thirty Canarian artists and representatives of the different Tenerife carnival groups, contributed a soundtrack full of nostalgia and hope in equal parts.

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.