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Saturday, April 02, 2022

Calendar of Santa Cruz Carnival 2022

The definitive calendar of the Santa Cruz Carnival was made public this Wednesday. The party will become the first great event of the post-COVID era in the Canary Islands, once all the restrictions imposed by the regional government have been lifted. The evolution of the pandemic has ended up proving the Santa Cruz City Council right in its decision to delay the celebration of the festival until June, which will allow for a Carnival of "contests, galas and [for the celebrations in the] street".

Councillor for Fiestas, Alfonso Cabello, admitted to being "tremendously satisfied" with the decision to delay it until June, "a decision that will cause a great economic impact on the city, and that makes it the first great spectacle in the post-COVID era”.


After the inauguration of Carnival 2022, which will take place on Friday, June 3 at 9:30 p.m. at the Tenerife International Centre for Trade Fairs and Congresses (Recinto Ferial), the Rondallas begin the calendar of competitions, on Saturday, June 4 at 5:00 p.m., in the emblematic Guimerá Theater stage. On Sunday, June 5, at the Recinto Ferial, the Choreographic Festival will begin at 5:00 p.m.

The Guimerá Theater will also host the Los Fregolinos concert on Tuesday, June 7 at 8:30 p.m. A day later, on Wednesday, June 8, also at 8:30 p.m., it will be the turn of the La Zarzuela Festival.

Continuing with the final calendar of the Santa Cruz Carnival 2022, during the second weekend of June, the Carnival Queen Election Gala will be held on Friday, June 10 at 9:30 p.m. On Saturday, June 11 at 9:00 p.m., it will be the turn for the Musical Groups Contest and on Sunday, June 12, starting at 5:00 p.m., it will be the Election Gala of the Senior Carnival Queen.

From Monday 13 to Wednesday 15 June, the 3 phases of the adult murgas will take place, starting at 9:00 p.m., with the final being held on Friday, June 17, also at 9:00 p.m. The Comparsas Contest will be on Saturday, June 18 at 9:00 p.m.; and to close the week, the Children's Queen Election Gala, which will be on Sunday, June 19 at 6:00 p.m.

In the last week of June, the 3 phases of the children's murgas contest will take place, from Monday 20 to Wednesday 22 June, starting at 9:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 23, will be when, starting at 9:00 p.m., the Carnival in the street begins with the Burial of the Sardine. On Friday, June 24 at 7:00 p.m., the traditional Carnival Opening Parade will begin, which will run into the night time dances to the various orchestras on the stages distributed throughout the streets of Santa Cruz. On Saturday, June 25, the Daytime Carnival will be held, which will continue until it merges with the second night of carnival in the streets.

On Sunday, June 26, and as the culmination of the 2022 carnival calendar, the Daytime Carnival will be held to conclude at 8:00 p.m. with the Rhythm and Harmony Contest on Anaga Avenue. A fireworks display will close this edition, the most anticipated, as reflected in the definitive calendar of the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.