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Monday, November 01, 2021

Tenerife in November 2021

Santa Lastenia Cemetery, Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Image: Jose Mesa Some Rights Reserved

November 1st is a Public Holiday for Día de Todos Los Santos (All Saints Day). Tenerife doesn't have quite the same celebrations and customs for this and Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead / All Souls' Day), which is on November 2nd, as they do in Mexico, but it's traditional in the Canary Islands on these two days, for people to visit cemeteries, clean up the graves and bring new flowers. Last year there were appointment systems and capacity restrictions in cemeteries. And there's usually at least one item in the local press or media every year saying how much flower sellers have raised the prices for the occasion.

Other than that, there is just one local municipal holiday this month: 
  • 25 November: Festivity of Santa Catalina in Tacoronte