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Tenerife in April 2023

Plaza del AdelantadoSan Cristóbal de La Laguna

Plenilunio Santa Cruz 2023, the fourteenth edition of this festival, is taking place from March 31 to April 2, and will feature outstanding performances by Café Quijano and Revólver, as well as workshops, markets, children's activities, gastronomic stalls and parades spread over 17 points in the city.

The program, begins on Friday, March 31 at 6:00 p.m. with a new edition of the Festival of Craft and World Beer in the Alameda del Duque de Santa Elena, an event that will feature DJs and musical performances and that will remain open both on Saturday and Sunday. In parallel, at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, the Plaza de La Candelaria will host musical performances by Escuela de Calor, 101 Bras Band Arístides and DJ Adam Lord, to later give way to Café Quijano at 10:00 p.m.

The Museum of Fine Arts will extend its hours on Friday until 10:00 p.m., while the play 'Gregor's Metamorphosis' will be performed at the Guimerá Theater at 8:20 p.m. on Friday, admission free, and both in the TEA Tenerife Espacio de Las Artes and in the Museum of Nature and Archeology you can attend different exhibitions.

The day on Saturday April 1 will begin at 10:00 am in almost twenty venues. 

In Plaza del Príncipe there will be a space for children's activities, with scientific workshops and storytelling, as well as Zumba Kids, a Disney photocall, a performance by Los Piojillos and a magic performance, while Plaza de España will house a children's playroom and the Atlantic Market.

In the concert section, the stage of the Plaza de La Candelaria will begin its activity at 6:00 p.m. and its highlight will be the performance of Revólver, which is scheduled for 10:00 p.m.

In turn, on the stage of the Plaza del Chicharro the concerts will begin at 1:00 p.m., with names such as Los Rolling del Son, The Blue Moon Cats or Swingverwenzas.

The stage on Avenida Anaga, located on the esplanade of Avenida Marítimo, will bring together names from the Old School, under The Rave Kulture label, such as DJ Jonay, Kruger, Beat Creator, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. , DJ Avero or DJ Roger; In addition, it will be complemented by various activities, exhibitions and markets, such as the Vinyl Fair, El Despertar de lo Retro and Plenunio Urbano, which will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Another of the strong points of the weekend will be Le Good Market, which, as every year, will be located in the García Sanabria park, on Saturday and Sunday, and where you can find a wide gastronomic and craft offer, combined with spaces for music and games.

The Nuestra Señora de África Market will also open its doors on Saturday from 7:00 p.m., with a program of musical performances and gastronomic offers.

In the Bulevar park there will be scientific workshops and bouncy castles; the Casa del Carnaval will host workshops and conduct guided tours, while the Almeyda Historical and Military Museum has programmed a long list of activities that will take place on Saturday, such as the Historical Reenactment of the Second World War or the Historical Re-enactment of the Admiral Horacio Nelson's attack on Santa Cruz.

In cultural activities on Saturday, the Museum of Fine Arts have five screenings of the play "Las Meninas"; the Museum of Nature and Archaeology holds exhibitions on Fridays; the TEA adds lunar workshops for people over 6 years of age and the projection of a film; and the General Headquarters of the Canary Islands Command will also carry out its own program of activities.

For Sunday, Plenilunio Santa Cruz will have the spaces of Le Good Market in the García Sanabria park, the children's area in the Plaza del Príncipe, the market and the playroom in the Plaza de España and the activities and exhibitions on the esplanade of the Anaga Avenue.

There will also be several parades that will run through the city centre on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2, from 12:00 to 19:00.

April 2023 also begins with the events of Easter, starting with Domingo de Ramos (Palm Sunday) on Sunday, 2 April. There are two public holidays this month: April 6 for Jueves Santo (Holy Thursday) and April 7 for Viernes Santo (Good Friday).

Whilst every town and village will have it’s own celebrations, one of the main events on the island during Easter is the re-enactment of the Via Crucis (Stations of the Cross or Way of the Cross), the depiction of the Passion of Christ that is performed in Adeje every Good Friday. There are also the Easter Processions in La Laguna, as well as the Pascua Florida in Guía de Isora that takes place over the four days from Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday. See: Easter Week Dates Tenerife.

La Pasión returns to Calle Grande de Adeje

La Pasión de Adeje is one of the most unique and identifying cultural events in the municipality, as well as being one of the events in which more of the people from the town participate. This year around 300 amateur actors and actresses are taking part, in addition to the technical and logistical staff that contribute to this representation.

La Pasión will be broadcast nationally by 13 Televisión, as will Televisión Canaria and Mírame Televisión and the social networks of the Adeje City Council itself.

The theatrical work of almost two hours duration, takes place in Calle Grande and Plaza de España in Adeje, beginning in the Plaza de la Cruz del Llano, where the last supper takes place. Along the Calle Grande, the scenes that represent the last moments of the life of Jesus are depicted, among them the trial of Pontius Pilate; Herod; the meeting with Judas; the prayer on the Mount of Olives, until the culmination of the work, in Plaza España where two crosses are constructed with the Barranco del Infierno (Ravine of Hell) as a backdrop. In the middle will rise the third and last cross where Jesus, played by the actor Ignacio de La Lastra, will give his last words. At the bottom awaits the Virgin Mary, played by Ana Oneida Borges Medina, together with María de Cleofás who will be played by Sonnibel Mendoza, Saint John played by Gabriele Zizzi and María Magdalena, whose role is embodied by Ania González, putting an end to this shocking play.

This year, the most significant novelty will be the incorporation of a new scene, the expulsion of the merchants from the temple, because in the judgment of Jesus Christ, with their purchases and sales, they dishonour the Father in the place where he should be most honoured. In this scene you can see a different Jesus, more intense and concerned about purity of faith.

In La Laguna, The Board of Brotherhoods of San Cristóbal de La Laguna celebrates 70 years of activity this year. It is an especially significant event, since nothing else contributes so decisively to magnify the solemnities of Holy Week as this close link. The involvement of Brotherhoods, constitutes a deeply rooted social movement, which is passed from generation to generation and which forms one of the main hallmarks of this celebration in the municipality.

In 2023 full normality in public events and gatherings is recovered. The streets of La Laguna are therefore reunited with their processions without restrictions. There is a full program, well book really, with 77 beautifully illustrated pages (in Spanish) that can be downloaded from the town hall (PDF). However, the two main processions on Good Friday 7 April 2023, are the Procesión Magna, which leaves from La Laguna Cathedral, at 5 pm and, from the same place, the Procesión del Silencio (Silent Procession) at 10 pm.

This year the Pascua Florida will once again fill the streets of the Guía de Isora town centre with floral art, theatre and music between April 6 and 9, in a unique event in Spain that, during Holy Week, links religious tradition and artistic avant-garde.

Culinary Easter Traditions include a Mocha Cake on Holy TuesdaySancocho for lunch and a Sardine sandwich between parades on Good Friday.

The 3rd edition of Burger Fest Tenerife is taking place on 14, 15 & 16 April 2023 in and around the Plaza del Adelantado in La Laguna, an event that combines music, gastronomy and an important sample of world beers. There's Free Admission, Gourmet Burgers, Craft Beers, Live music and DJs. True to its philosophy, Burger Fest will have a wide representation of burger restaurants from the Canary Islands, on this occasion more than 25 representatives; in addition to a wide representation of Canarian craft beers and international samples, as well as food trucks.

The Tenerife Rally Season 2023 opens on April 15 with the Orvecame-Norte Rally.

Puerto de la Cruz prepares to host Holi, a very special celebration for the Hindu community of the city. Hand in hand with Club India with its president Sunil Rijhwani at the helm, a festive day is being prepared for this coming April 16 to celebrate this festivity of the rich Hindu culture, the festival of colours, which is celebrated every year around the months March and April in India and Nepal, and that this year will also be in Puerto de la Cruz "another recognition to the Hindu community that has been part of the identity of this municipality for many years", stressed mayor Marco González.

April is Wine Month in Tequeste each year, which adds interesting events to the schedule, that usually includes tastings and most likely a tapas route.

The XVI edition of the Route of the Way of Hermano Pedro is on April 22

The Ruta del Camino del Hermano Pedro will once again cover, as has been the tradition for 16 years, the 19 kilometres that run between Vilaflor and the religious space of the Cave in Granadilla de Abona on Saturday, April 22, 2023.

Prior registration is required and is open online on the municipal websites of the two southern consistories, of Granadilla de Abona and Vilaflor de Chasna.

La XVI edición de la Ruta del Camino del Hermano Pedro se celebra el 22 de abril

Fiestas celebrated in April includeVirgen de La Piedad: End of April / beginning of May in El Calvario, El SauzalFiestas de San Alejo, the final days of April and 1st May in El TanqueLa Milagrosa, 3rd or 4th week of April in Chiguergue, Guía de Isora; San Marcos Evangelista, 25 April in Icod de los Vinos; 23rd April - San Jorge in El Farrobo, La Guancha; San Blas, 1st April in Chamaina, La Matanza de Ajentejo; Fiestas in honour of San José, from 28 April to 1 May in San José, Los Silos; Hermano San Pedro, 25 April in Vilaflor de ChasnaSan Marcos Evangelista in Tegueste - The romería is celebrated on a Sunday close to 25 April (30 Apr 2023). The fiesta includes activities such as the Romería, folklore festival, Election of the Queen of the Fiestas, Country Dance and livestock fair.

Romerías in April include the following:
  • 30/04/23 Romería de San Marcos – Tegueste

Municipal holidays in April in Tenerife:
During the pandemic these municipal holidays would only mean that shops and town halls in the mentioned areas would be closed, but now are back to providing us clues to the dates of important fiestas that are celebrated in those towns.

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