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Tenerife in March 2023

A perfect dome of Spring Daisies

Carnival in Santa Cruz is over, Easter isn't until April and there are no public holidays in March. With the big carnivals in the north having come to an end, the party moves to the south of the island with the biggest carnivals being those in Los Cristianos and Los Gigantes, both of which had been paralysed during the pandemic.

Thursday 2 March, the starting signal for Carnival of Candelaria, the theme of which is The Great Carnival Circus, will be given with the Gala, at 8:00 p.m., in the Plaza de la Patrona de Canarias. This first event will bring together the Comparsa Infantil Tropicana, Batucada Almagec, Comparsa Tropicana, Agrupación Antón Guanche, Odali Club Deportivo, Ballet de Loren Díaz en Paralelo Danza and the Municipal School of Latin Rhythms, as well as Dreams Drags, Drag Hocklin and Miriam Reyes. On Friday, 3 March dance to the Corinthian Band Orchestra and a special performance by the Puerto Rican singer Edwin Rivera, accompanied by the Sabrosa orchestra. For more details, see Program for Candelaria Carnival 2023 (in Spanish).

On Sunday, 5 March the Día Grande Explosión del Carnaval (Explosion of Carnival), part of the Carnaval Cultural de La Laguna, with exhibitions and parades and, from 3 pm in the Plaza de La Concepción a Great Masked Ball with Moise González, Virginia Guantanamera, Rafael Flores, Lucrecia and Edwin Rivera.

Carnaval Los Gigantes 2023, under the theme The World of Musicals, is to run from Friday, March 3rd to Saturday, March 11th 2023. According to the program, the adult carnival queen will be chosen on Friday, 3rd; the junior carnival queen on Saturday, 4th and the Coso del Carnival (Carnival Main Parade) is taking place on Sunday, 5 March 2023. The Burial of the Sardine and Widow's Ball has been scheduled for the following weekend, on Friday 10 March and there will be Carnaval de Día (Daytime Carnival) events to close the Los Gigantes Carnival 2023 on Saturday, 11 March.

Five candidates will aspire to be crowned as Adult Queen of the Carnival of Los Gigantes 2023, whose election gala will take place, on Friday, 3 March, from 9:00 p.m., in the Buganvilla de Los Gigantes square. Los Joroperos, Laura Lou, the Epsylon ballet, singer Miriam Reyes and Argel Campos will all perform at the Gala, which will also feature a special performance by singer Henry Méndez.

Granadilla Carnival is being celebrated during the first fortnight of March 2023, under the theme 'Around the world in a Carnival', until March 12 with a wide program of events in different parts of the municipality and for all audiences. The starting signal, on 1 March, is the Announcing Parade in Los Abrigos. On 2 March, the Grand Gala for the Election of the Queen will take place, in Los Hinojeros park, starting at 8:00 p.m., in which five young people will compete for the title of queen.

One of the most popular events is the Gran Coso Apotheosis (Carnival Main Parade), which will take place on Saturday afternoon, March 4 from Mencey de Abona avenue to Los Hinojeros Park. And on the 12th, the Burial of the Sardine and the Widows Ball, with the Sabrosa orchestra.

Los Cristianos Carnival 2023
, is between 17 and 27 March 2023, with their Coso Apoteosis (Carnival Main Parade) on Sunday, 26 March 2023

The festivities will begin on Friday, March 17; the Announcing Parade along the Golden Mile of Playa de las Américas is on Saturday, March 18; continue with a Carnival Parade on Sunday, March 19 and the Main Parade on Sunday, March 26. Other shows will be the Drag Night, Daytime Carnival, Beach Route and various activities, culminating with the Burial of the Sardine on Monday, March 27

Güímar will start the El Puertito Carnival on Saturday, 11 March.

On Sunday, 5 March, Arona celebrates the traditional Rogativa de la Lluvia

Arona renews the tradition of taking the image of the Santísimo Cristo de la Salud to Montaña Frías to ask for the rains that guarantee the prosperity of the primary sector, which is known as the Rogativa de la Lluvia (Prayer for Rain), which was resumed in 2016 after of some years of abandonment. After two years without being able to celebrate due to the pandemic, this traditional procession returns on the first Sunday of March.

The day will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the parish of San Antonio Abad, from where the image of Cristo de la Salud will go in procession through the streets of the town centre, until it reaches the chapel of the Virgen de la Milagrosa, where the Eucharist will be celebrated at 11:00. Once finished, the procession will continue to Montaña Frías, where at 12:00 noon there will be a tribute and musical offering to the Santísimo Cristo de la Salud by the Municipal School of Folklore of Arona, in addition to the reading of the prayer and the blessing of attendees. 

Sunday, 19th March 2023 is Día del Padre (Father's Day). In Catholic Europe, it has been celebrated on March 19 (St. Joseph's Day) since the Middle Ages.

San José: is celebrated around 19th March, in San José, El Sauzal; in El Tanque; there are also Fiestas of San José, in Yaco, Granadilla de Abona.

March 21st is the Anniversary of the birth, in 1626, of Hermano Pedro, first Guatemalan and Tenerifean saint, in Vilaflor, Tenerife.

Romerías in March include the following:
  • 18/03/23 Romería de San José (Barranco Hondo) – Candelaria
  • 26/03/23 Romería del Portezuelo - Tegueste

There are no municipal holidays in Tenerife in March.

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