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Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Carnival 2022 in La Orotava (25 Feb - 6 Mar)

Francisco Linares García, Mayor of La Orotava, presents the Program and Poster

The programming will be face-to-face and virtual through http://carnavaldelaorotava.com and social networks. Among other things, there will be festivals, contests and exhibitions.

La Orotava Council presented, on Tuesday, February 15, the program and poster announcing the town's 2022 Carnival festivities. "It is an austere but worthy program for the townsfolk to enjoy," stressed Mayor Francisco Linares, who pointed out that, despite the health situation that we have been going through since 2020, the objective is to keep these traditional celebrations alive and support all the groups related to carnivals and that have miraculously survived.

For this reason, he expressed his gratitude to all the local carnival groups and encouraged them to continue with that involvement and effort, since they are the true protagonists, while encouraging families and La Orotava residents to enjoy the events that are carried out with the proper health protocol. 

He also congratulated the young poster designer, Javier Díaz Amador.

The delegate of Fiestas, Alexis Pacheco, stressed that the program of events, due to the global pandemic, will take place in this edition both in person and virtually. "In this edition there is a somewhat more complete program than last year, but we hope that in 2023 we can have a little more normality and recover events in the streets."

The virtual program started on Tuesday 15 when the registration period opened for the children's costume contest, for voting between February 26 and Tuesday March 1.

The face-to-face events begin on Friday, February 25, at the Teobaldo Power Auditorium, with the gala "Around the world in Carnival, you choose the destination", dedicated especially to designers who will present costumes with the theme of the world's carnivals, and which will then be exhibited, from Sunday February 27 to March 6 at the Sociedad Cultural Lieco de Taoro, and be voted on electronically.

The gala will also feature various performances and can be followed live on social networks and television. To attend in person, tickets are necessary. 

On Saturday, February 26, the photo exhibition of the Piñata Dance will be inaugurated at the Casa de la Cultura de San Agustín, organized by the cultural group La Escalera and the town council.

On Tuesday, March 1, a holiday in La Orotava, various events will be held, such as the traditional exhibition of old cars that is celebrating its XLIX (49th) edition. On this day, in the afternoon, the Teobaldo Power Auditorium will host a festival presented by the Canarian humorist Kike Pérez and in which there will be performances of carnival groups.