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Tenerife in October 2021

Día de la Hispanidad Desfile Patrulla Águila, 12 Oct 2020 Thomas HolbachCC BY-SA 4.0

A little later in the year than usual, the Pinolere Crafts Fair 2021, in its XXXVI (36th) edition, is taking place on 8th, 9th and 10th October 2021, both at the Pinolere Ethnographic Parkas well as online. This year's edition is sub-titled, "Dreams on Paper and Card". The organization decided to postpone it from the usual slot on the calendar (the first weekend of September), to guarantee its celebration and not have it suspended a few hours after its start, as happened last year.

On 12 October each year the Fiesta Nacional de España (Spanish National Day)national public holiday, is celebrated throughout Spain. Since 1997, this date has also been Spain's Armed Forces Day, marked each year with a military parade in Madrid. This year the Armed Forces will once again parade through the centre of Madrid, presided over by King Felipe and Queen Letiza, but it's expected to be held in a somewhat smaller format, to avoid crowds.

There are also the following municipal holidays this month: 
  • 4 October: Festividad del Santísimo Cristo de la Salud in Arona
  • 11 October: Festivity of Santa Úrsula in Adeje
  • 18 October: Festividad del Santísimo Cristo del Calvario in El Tanque
  • 21 October: Festivity of Santa Úrsula in Santa Úrsula 
  • 25 October: Nuestra Señora de Los Remedios in Buenavista del Norte

The festivities in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary will take place in the Plaza de la Ermita de Machado

The festivities of the district of Machado (El Rosario) in honour of the Virgen del Rosario, patron of the municipality to which it gives its name, will be held again in its 2021 edition, repeating the successful formula of the festivities of La Esperanza: the creation of a Cultural Enclosure with which guarantees the security measures and the online broadcasting of the events so that a greater number of people can enjoy the programmed events. 

The festivities take place between Friday 1 and Sunday 10 October.

The events begin on Friday, October 1, starting at 9:00 p.m., with a tribute concert to the festivals of the Canary Islands, which will feature performances by the Los Ideales orchestra and the singers Pepe Benavente, Falo Rodríguez, Argelio Rodríguez and Lope Gallardo. This event will be broadcast on the YouTube channel of the Latin music station Radio Rumberos FM.

On Saturday, October 2, starting at 8:00 p.m., it will be the turn of the Big Band Revelation, a new format devised by the Barranco Hondo Revelation orchestra in a "big band" format. To end the first weekend of celebration, on Sunday 3 the first Eucharist will be celebrated in honor of the Virgin of Our Lady of the Rosary, with the participation of the MCA "Princesa Yaiza", and starting at 7:00 p.m. the II Meeting of Soloists, under the musical direction of Marcos del Castillo and with the voices of Miriam Reyes, Iván Quintana, Javi Hernández, Miriam Cruz and Virginia Torres. This meeting will be broadcast on municipal social networks.

On the occasion of the festival of Our Lady of the Rosary, on Thursday, October 7, which will be a holiday in the municipality of El Rosario, the solemn Eucharist will be officiated in the hermitage of Machado from 12:30 p.m. and, from At 7:00 p.m., a special concert by Los Cantadores will take place, which can also be followed through the municipal social networks.

Finally, on Thursday, October 8, at 7:30 p.m., the traditional mass will be offered for the deceased of the neighbourhood and the municipality; while on Sunday the 10th, at 12:30 pm, the festivities will conclude with the Solemn Eucharist, with the accompaniment of the MCA «Princesa Yaiza».

El Rosario recupera sus fiestas patronales, que se celebran en Machado del 1 al 10 de octubre

On the occasion of the celebration of the National Holiday 2021 in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the Canary Islands Command in collaboration with the Santa Cruz de Tenerife City Council, and with special vigilance of the COVID measures, has coordinated the holding of the following events, with the attendance of various civil and military authorities planned:

On Saturday October 9, at 12:00 hours, in the Calle Valentín Sanz (Plaza del Príncipe) in Santa Cruz de Tenerife will take place a solemn raising of the National Flag followed by an act of tribute to those who gave their lives by Spain, chaired by the General Chief of Staff of the Canary Islands Command. An Honours Unit will participate made up of an inter-service company, with a section of the Army, one of the Navy and one of the Civil Guard and the Air Force, with music from the Band of the Canary Islands Command and the War Band No. 2 of the 16th Canary Brigade.

On Monday, October 11, at 7:00 p.m., at the Teatro Guimerá in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, a concert will be offered by the Band of the Canary Islands Command, under the direction of Lieutenant Manuel Castrejón, with the participation of the Band of War nº 2 of the Brigade Canarias XVI. The concert will be chaired by the Military Commander of the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

The National Holiday (Oct 12) is the day when all Spaniards remember the millenary history of the country, what we have achieved together is valued and the commitment to what remains to be shared is reaffirmed. In this sense, Spain has the Armed Forces as an effective instrument that contributes to National Security and the defence of its interests, at any time, wherever they are required.

After the suspension in February of the XVI Rallyesprint AtogoOctober 8 and 9 are the days chosen for the 16th edition of the Atogo Rallyesprint, which is scored for the regional and provincial championships. A limit has been established at 85 participants and there's been a good response. The registration quota is already full, with five teams on the waiting list. At the request of the drivers, there will be a change of direction at the start of the race, leaving in the morning from the Las Chafiras area, heading south-north and ending with the three passes in the afternoon heading north-south, from San Isidro to Las Chafiras.
'A la tercera va la vencida' (third time lucky), as the Escudería Daute Realejos, reactivated, for the third time so far this year, the registration period for the popular 𝟗ª 𝐒𝐮𝐛𝐢𝐝𝐚 𝐚 𝐏𝐚𝐥𝐨 𝐁𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐨 (9th Palo Blanco Hillclimb), now scheduled for 15 and 16 October, after it was postponed in both March and July. 

This reorganization of the calendar has led to the two climbs in the north of Tenerife, Palo Blanco and La Guancha, being placed consecutively in the program, which undoubtedly may have affected the first of those, however there are 54 drivers registered in Speed, 8 teams in Sport Regularity and 9 in Formula Rally.

The XVI Edition of the Feboda Wedding Fair 2021 returns to the Tenerife Fairs and Congress Centre from October 22 to 24, 2021. During these three days, visitors to the fair will be able to see all that is on offer on the island in terms of weddings and celebrations.

After a year without the fair in face-to-face format due to the pandemic, Feboda 2021 returns with renewed hope and with several novelties that will make this edition a very special event.

The Feboda fair has established itself as an annual event due to the great importance it has for the sector. Couples who are going to get married in 2022 will undoubtedly visit our facilities to prepare the details of such a special day, as well as those people who in the future are thinking of holding a special celebration.

This 2021 edition will be very special because in the last year many celebrations were prevented from taking place, so the expectations are very high. For visitors, Feboda is an event they have been waiting for months due to its usefulness and variety of offer, especially in these times when it is necessary, more than ever, to be in the hands of professionals who make their celebration a unique moment. 

The participation of a hundred companies, distributed on 140 stands, in an exhibition space of 8,000 square meters is planned.

Feboda 2021 and Tenerife Volcanic Fashion, are to be held simultaneously, seeking synergies between two sectors as close as fashion and celebrations, but each maintaining its own identity and specificities. The two events will share common spaces, the most important being the bridal fashion runway.

VIII Annual Craft Show in La Laguna

The Council of La Laguna recently announced the eighth edition of the Handicraft Exhibition of the municipality that returns after its postponement in 2020 due to the pandemic. The initiative, one of the main showcases of local crafts, will be held over three days, from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 October, and will feature 40 individual covered stands distributed around the Plaza de La Concepción in accordance with the current health security protocols.

The 47th Orvecame Isla Tenerife Rally, organised by Club Rallyten Sport, will be held on October 22 and 23, 2021. With the club's philosophy of making a beautiful, competitive and demanding route, the itinerary of El Isla - as it's colloquially known - includes 2 stages, a total of 9 specials and 107 kms of timed sections, going through up to 11 municipalities, with Santa Cruz de Tenerife being the epicentre of the event, hosting in the Parque Marítimo y Palmentum de Santa Cruz all the main infrastructure of the event. The administrative-technical verifications and the delivery of documentation will take place on Friday, October 22 between 09:30 and 13:30, thus promoting the use of outdoor spaces and the good weather that the capital offers in the month of October.

The two specials to be held on Friday afternoon, and which will serve as a warm-up, are: “Medianías-Palo Blanco” 5:13 pm and “Icod El Alto-La Guancha” – Ctra. La Fajana, passing through El LagarLa Guancha, Pinalete, La Tabona Reservoir to La Mancha - at 5:51 p.m., taking advantage of the natural light offered by the still summer schedule.

Stage “2”, on Saturday, begins at 9:18 am with “Los Loros” – descending direction -, “Fasnia” –from north to south, leaving at “Las Eras Altas” - 10.17h and “Arico” at 10.56 am h. This loop repeats at 1:44, 2:43 and 3:22 p.m. respectively. At 15.55h, there will be a regrouping at the Puertito de Güímar, to face the last special of the day: “Cuesta Las Tablas” – heading to Santa Cruz de Tenerife with departure at the “Cuatro Esquinas” junction - at 17.00. The rally ends at 5:50 p.m. with the arrival at the Parque Marítimo and Palmetum de Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

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.