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Friday, March 04, 2022

Tenerife Carnival Dates for 2023

Santa Cruz Carnival in 2019 was the last that was celebrated with complete normality; Carnival in 2020, if it narrowly missed being curtailed by the start of the pandemic, was disrupted by calima and high windsSanta Cruz Carnival in 2021 was virtual only and Santa Cruz Carnival 2022 is yet to be held in June. So, IF - BIG IF - carnival goes ahead as normal in 2023, these are the dates when it should take place, based on the previous timetables from many previous years. Obviously, still subject to confirmation or change.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival

The dates for Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2023 are now confirmed.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival 2023
 would normally take to the streets between Friday, 17 February 2023 and Sunday, 26 February 2023. The main events would thus be:

  • Wednesday 15 February 2023 - Election of the Carnival Queen
  • Friday 17 February 2023 - Carnival Opening Parade
  • Tuesday 21 February 2023 - Carnival Main Parade
  • Wednesday 22 February 2023 - Burial of the Sardine
  • Saturday 25 February 2023 - Daytime Carnival 
  • Sunday 26 February 2023 - Parade of Vintage Cars

In 2023 the first election of a Junior King of Carnival in Santa Cruz (it was hoped to have been started in earlier years), is due to take place. It was also announced that both men and women will be able to compete in the galas of the Carnival of Santa Cruz 2023.

Puerto de la Cruz Carnival

  • Thursday 16 February 2023 - Election of the Carnival Queen
  • Saturday 18 February 2023 - Proclamatory Parade
  • Wednesday 22 February 2023 - Burial of the Sardine
  • Friday 24 February 2023 - Mascarita Ponte Tacón
  • Saturday 25 February 2023 - Main Parade

Los Gigantes Carnival

The start of carnival in Los Gigantes is usually on the Friday ten days after Shrove Tuesday. Therefore, using the any year schedule for Los Gigantes carnival, we calculate that their carnival should start on Friday 3 March 2023, with their main parade being held on Sunday 5 March 2023, but will update if we get any further information.

Los Cristianos Carnival

As ever, we won't even guess when Los Cristianos carnival will be held in 2023. We will update if or when any information becomes available from the authorities in Arona. 
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