Monday, August 01, 2022

Tenerife in August 2022

Sunlight and shadows in Garachico

August 15 for Asunción de la Virgen (Assumption of the Virgin) is a national public holiday throughout Spain and the Canary Islands. 

In Tenerife, this is usually celebrated in the town of Candelaria with the Peregrinación a Candelaria (pilgrimage) on the 14 and 15 of August, with the Ceremony of the discovery of the Virgin. These celebrations have been unable to be held for the last two years because of the pandemic.

Municipal (local to that area) holidays (shop closures) in August 2022 are:
  • 6 August: Festivity of El Salvador in La Matanza
  • 8 August: Festivity of Nuestra Señora de La Esperanza in El Rosario
  • 16 August: Festivity of San Roque in Garachico
  • 22 August: Fiestas for the Town's Patrons in Fasnia and La Guancha
  • 24 August: Festivity of San Bartolomé in Buenavista del Norte
  • 29 August: Festivity of San Bernardo in Arafo
  • 29 August: Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación in La Victoria
  • 29 August: Festivity of San Agustín y San Roque in Vilaflor
  • 31 August: Festividad Nuestra Señora de Buen Viaje in El Tanque

Other major celebrations due to take place during August include the Fuegos de Alcalá (Alcalá Fireworks), which normally take place each year on August 15th, the Romería de San Roque in Garachico on 16 August and the Corazones de Tejina around 24 August. Puerto de la Cruz are also celebrating their Semana Bávara Oktoberfest (Bavarian Week) from 22 - 28 August 2022. Events of their Summer Carnival will also begin on 25 Aug 2022.