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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. 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.
International Agatha Christie Festival 2021

The eighth edition of the Agatha Christie International Festival, which commemorates the writer's visit to the city in 1927 and the birthday of the British crime writing genius when a bouquet of flowers will be placed at the bust to her memory at the viewpoint of La Paz, takes place from November 5 to 14, 2021.

The festival organisers, with the involvement of countless entities and educational centres and the sponsorship of Puerto de la Cruz Council and Tenerife Tourism is, without a doubt, its most participatory edition, with a program full of activities being prepared for all ages and nationalities, which include literature, music, history, photography, painting, mystery, routes, gastronomy and many more.  

Dr. Mark Aldridge, professor at Solent University, Southampton, will also join the think tank this year to discuss Poirot and Agatha Christie. His book ′Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Greatest Detective in the World′ is an animated story of the character and his creator based on the author's original research.

This fascinating festival is named after the legendary British writer Agatha Christie in honour of the fact that she chose Puerto de la Cruz for its wonderful weather as a place where she could enjoy peace and calm. During the festival, there are film showings based on her novels, theatre plays in Spanish, English and German, as well as exhibitions and discussions. 

The event is held once every two years.

Festival Internacional Agatha Christie

The 26th Icod-La Guancha Hillclimb, on November 5-6, closed registrations with 90 drivers in Speed ​​and 15 in Regularity Sport, it was announced at the presentation held in the Plaza Luis de León Huerta, in Icod de los Vinos, with the assistance of Francis González, mayor of Icod de los Vinos; Verónica Domínguez, Councilor for Sports of La Guancha; Iván Sánchez representing the Inter-island Automobile Federation of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and Celestino Díaz, president of the Escudería Daute-Realejos, organizer of the event.

The ascent, valid for the Provincial and Inter-island Mountain Championships, will take place on its usual route of 5,110 km, TF-342 road, between El Empalme de Icod and La Guancha. The program begins on Friday 5 Nov, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with the delivery of documentation and technical verifications, in the parking areas of San Marcos beach. At 07.00 hours on Saturday the track will be closed, two hours later, the practice will begin and then follow the two passes for the final classification. The trophy delivery, scheduled for 4:00 p.m., will take place in the Plaza de la Iglesia, in the town of La Guancha.

XXVI Subida Icod-La Guancha: 105 inscritos y 38 reservas

The Cabildo de Tenerife opens the doors once again of Exposaldo, the annual discount fair at the Tenerife International Centre for Trade Fairs and Congresses, after the break for the pandemic in 2020. The fair opens on Wednesday, November 10 at 11 a.m. and runs until Sunday 14, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Taking place on Sunday, 14 November 2021, is the Maratón de Tenerife - or to give it its full title, the Maratón Internacional de Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz International Marathon). Runners in the marathon and half-marathon start at 08:30 hrs and those in the 8K at 11:30 hrs. With the prizes being handed out in all three categories from 13:00 hrs, everyone can then put their (tired) feet up in the afternoon. There'll be some disruption to roadsbusses and trams

Santiago del Teide Town Hall has organised for Sunday, November 21, the XXXIX (39th) edition of the Popular Crafts Fair 2021, as part of the the programming of activities for the commemoration of the 112th anniversary of the eruption of the Chinyero volcano, and that will take place in the Plaza de Santiago del Teide, from 10:00 a.m. at 6:00 p.m.

This new edition will be, as in previous years, a special occasion for this traditional encounter with the crafts and traditions of our land, where artisans of different modalities, such as ceramics; indigenous products; needlework; metalwork; basketry; openwork; pottery; artisanal woodwork; etc., will meet.

As has become customary, a display of stands has been prepared where the works, made by hand by each and every one of the artisans, will be displayed. In addition, there will be complementary activities and workshops,  with a musical performance of the group Simbeque Project - a group composed of 11 musicians that mixes Canarian folklore, jazz, rock, electronics, funk or drum and bass.

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

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.