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Thursday, March 03, 2022

The city council announces the dates of the street carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The city council of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, through the Autonomous Organism for Festivities and Recreational Activities (OAFAR), has announced the dates on which the capital's Carnival street events will return, among them, the usual popular daytime dances and at night, the Opening Parade and the Rhythm and Harmony Contest.

A surprise that will be revealed during the night of June 23, will be the starting signal for the carnival 2022. On Friday, June 24, the Carnival will once again take over the streets of Santa Cruz with an Opening Parade, which will give way to the night dances to various Canarian orchestras.

The mayor of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, José Manuel Bermúdez, has expressed the need to "recover as soon as possible the hope and joy in the streets of our city, values ​​that our Carnival represents like few other parties." The mayor has indicated that Santa Cruz "is preparing for the largest program of activities in its history, in which the Carnival will be present." "We intend", he added, "to recover the joy of our streets, interrupted more than two years ago, being aware that all this activity is, in addition, an opportunity to generate wealth and employment in the municipality that is already leading the economic recovery of Tenerife”.

According to the Councillor for Fiestas, Alfonso Cabello, "the organization are managing to start the carnival acts in the street during the night of San Juan"; stating that “as sanitary conditions evolve, the festive programming could also be extended to the following Piñata weekend.” Cabello adds, "we are currently working hard so that the party returns to the street, as has already happened in other Spanish carnivals, or in the parties that will be held in the coming weeks, such as the Fallas de Valencia or the April Fair of Seville"; in this sense "we are going to defend a celebration as normal as possible, and that helps to recover the economy of our municipality".

Alfonso Cabello recalls that "the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife translates into an economic impact of more than 35 million euros", highlighting that "direct tourism spending in the 2019 edition was estimated at more than 11 million”, an aspect that he considers “key” and that, in addition, supposes “a positive impact also on the rest of the economic spheres linked to our most international festival”.

On Saturday, June 25, a Daytime Carnival will be held, which will give way to the second night of dancing in the street. On Sunday, June 26, in addition to another Daytime Carnival day, the Rhythm and Harmony contest will take place.

El ayuntamiento da a conocer las fechas del Carnaval de calle en Santa Cruz de Tenerife

REMINDER: We are living in uncertain times, so these plans are still subject to cancellation or change. Please factor that in, especially if planning to visit the island from afar.