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Tenerife in March 2022

From the Main Parade of Carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2019

There are no national public holidays in March, but 1 March 2022 is Shrove Tuesday, traditionally the day of the Carnival Main Parade in Santa Cruz to Tenerife (There will be no carnival parade today, as Santa Cruz Carnival 2022 to be held in June), but it is a municipal holiday in the city, as well as in many other locations on the island. 'Carnival Tuesday' this year has still been declared a municipal holiday in Arafo, Arico, Arona, Candelaria, El Rosario, El Sauzal, Fasnia, Granadilla de Abona, Icod de los Vinos, La Matanza de Acentejo, La Orotava, La Victoria de Acentejo, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, San Miguel de Abona, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Santa Úrsula and Tacoronte. 

From March 2 to 6, Puerto de la Cruz and its Costa Martiánez Leisure Complex will once again celebrate their International Carnival 2022. In this way, the city fulfils the commitment it has, not only with the Puerto de la Cruz carnival groups, but also with the carnival celebrations of Dusseldorf with which it celebrates fifty years of a twinning that has been so beneficial in terms of tourist promotion of Puerto de la Cruz in throughout Germany, the city's main tourist market. “It is an opportunity that Puerto de la Cruz cannot miss”, said Mayor Marco González. 

González thanked the groups for their presence at the presentation ceremony, where there was a representation of the choreographic group Moana, the troupe Carabao Guayana, troupe Son Bahía and Grupo Wild Dance, "who have shown an unwavering commitment to their carnival." The mayor also invited the creator of this year's poster, chosen by public vote, the young illustrator, Jonás Emanuel, from Puerto de la Cruz, to explain what Wannabe symbolizes, based on the mythical Spice Girls. Emanuel highlighted the importance of maintaining this carnival for what it means for all the creatives who work for the carnival.

The celebration of the famous 'Mascarita Ponte Tacón' (Men's High Heels Obstacle Race) was also announced for March 4 in a "reduced but most spectacular version" said Councillor for Fiestas, Alberto Castilla. 

Meanwhile, the apotheosis of carnival (Main Parade) will also take place at the facilities of the Lago Martiánez Tourist Complex on Sunday, March 6.

Queen, King and Children's Throne

The galas that everyone expects - to elect both the queen and the king, as well as the children's throne of carnival - are postponed until the end of August and the beginning of September, with the expectation that in those months the health situation will be normalized. Even so, this March 2, along with the proclamation, the 7 adult candidates and the 4 for the children's throne will be presented, who will opt for the titles this summer. For this, the definitive dates of the Summer Carnival were also announced, which will be extended to host these events and will take place from August 25 to September 11.

This unique Carnival show, takes place without an audience, on March 4. Since Javier Eloy Campos rescued it in 1992, Las Burras de Güímar has become one of the most unique Carnival shows on the island of Tenerife. Between the history and the legend of GüímarLas Burras form part of the oral tradition at a time that takes us back to the Inquisition, under the fight between the Devil and the Archangel Saint Michael, in a representation full of fire and colour that filled the Plaza San Pedro, except last year due to the pandemic.

As happened then, this year, despite the arrival of the anti-COVID vaccines, the Las Burras show as such cannot be held, everything being relegated to an exhibition format, although on this occasion the burning of the sardine, which will take place on the night of March 4, will take place, but without an audience and can only be followed through streaming.

19 March each year is Día de San José - Father's Day.

Tenerife Land of Eternal Christmas

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