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Carnival Main Parade in Santa Cruz 2019

Carnival Queen in Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2019, Priscila Medina Quintero

Coso Apoteosis - Carnival Main Parade in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, on Shrove Tuesday, 5 March 2019. And this is still only a small selection. 

Floats heralding the approaching parade on Tuesday 5 March 2019

Afilarmónica Nifú Nifá  the grandfathers of carnival, head up the parade as is tradition.

Carnival Queen, Priscila Medina Quintero, in the Main Parade Tuesday 5 March 2019

Comparsa Los Cariocas 2019 
Founded in 1969, Los Cariocas are celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year.

Susana Conde Alba,1st Maid of Honour in 2019

Comparsa Tropicana 2019

Founded in 1994, in Candelaria, Comparsa Tropicana, this year, celebrate their 25th Anniversary. They made their first appearance on stage, in Candelaria, in 1995 and the following year participated in Santa Cruz Carnival.

Viviane Cordobés Ramos, 2nd Maid of Honour

Third Maid of Honour in Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2019, Inma Afonso Darias

Comparsa Los Rumberos 2019

In 2018, the city of Santa Cruz paid homage to the Comparsa Los Rumberos, the oldest troupe in the Canary Islands, and gave its name to a street. Founded by Manuel Monzón and a group of friends from the Nuestra Señora de África Market on 14 December 1965, the following year, the group presented its costume, repertoire and flag. Los Rumberos was the first comparsa to go abroad, visiting Cádiz, Madrid, Paris, Viareggio (Italy) and Havana (Cuba) and in its prize list is the privilege of being the first to have won four first consecutive prizes in Presentation. In September 2012 Monzón received, posthumously, the recognition as Son of the City of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Fourth Maid of Honour in Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2019 Raquel Iboleón Laynez

Comparsa Bahía Bahitiare 2019

Las Celias de Tenerife

'Las Celias de Tenerife' have been part of carnival in Santa Cruz since 1996 and began as a group of friends who decided to dress alike paying tribute to the singer Celia Cruz, known as 'Queen of Salsa'. Since then, they have not missed a single year, standing out as much for the grace and joy of the members of the group, as for their striking attire. These "clones of Celia Cruz" have been dressed by the best designers of the carnival, from Santi Castro to Juan Carlos Armas. The collective has, at times, been composed of more than a dozen members. The 'Celias de Tenerife' have been accorded the category of Carnival characters since 2013: characters that have become an indispensable part of the event.

Junior Carnival Queen in Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2019 Ylenia Rodíguez Domíngez

First Junior Maid of Honour at Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival 2019, Aroa García Abreu

Second Junior Maid of Honour in Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2019 Oriana Cabrera Lorenzo

Third Junior Maid of Honour in Santa Cruz 2019 Karen Irene Acosta Almenara

Fourth Junior Maid of Honour in Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2019 Ithaysa Delgado Aguilar

The Characters of Carnival

Fifth Junior Maid of Honour in Santa Cruz 2019 Cynthia Gazmira Cubas Padilla

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.