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Tenerife in February 2022

Barraquito coffee in a bar in Santa Cruz, during Carnival in 2019

Forty days after Christmas Candelaria (Candlemas) is celebrated, which officially marks the end of the Christmas period and in the Vatican, Christmas decorations are kept until that dayIn Medieval and Tudor times too, the Eve of Candlemas (1st February) was when Christmas decorations and greenery were removed from homes and churches in Britain. February 2 - Virgen de la Candelaria (Candlemas), is a public holiday in Tenerife.

There are no municipal holidays in February this year.

Under normal circumstances, February would be the busy month of carnival in the capital, but Santa Cruz Carnival 2022 is to be held in June.

La Orotava Council presented 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. The programming will be face-to-face and virtual through the carnival website and social networks. Among other things, there will be festivals, contests and exhibitions.

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.  

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.

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.