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Tenerife in August 2023

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August is a month that's packed with very many fiestas and romerías, but the biggest event in the month each year is the Peregrinación a Candelaria (pilgrimage) and fiestas in Candelaria, which take place on the 14th and 15th of AugustThe most popular part of the annual celebrations is the Ceremony of the discovery of the Virgin of Candelaria, which takes place in the Plaza outside the Basilica on 14th August from about 7:30pm. There is one national public holiday this month on August 15 for the Asunción de la Virgen (Assumption of the Virgin). 

The Romería de San Roque in Garachico (or San Roque Pilgrimage), of National Tourist Interest, is one of those events which takes place on the same date each year, 16 August, irrespective of the day of the week and has done so since the 17th Century. At one o'clock in the afternoon, the municipal band, herds of livestock, street musicians and people parade through the streets to lead the figure of San Roque to the chapel. At the same time, the fishermen in Garachico embark on their own ocean pilgrimage, taking the saint along the coastline on their boats. 

Municipal holidays in August are:

Romerías in August include:
  • 06/08/23 Romería de Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza – El Rosario
  • 12/08/23 Bajada de Las Hayas – La Guancha
  • 14/08/23 Romería de la Candelaria – Candelaria
  • 16/08/23 Romería de San Roque – Garachico
  • 20/08/23 Romería del Poleo El Amparo – Icod de los Vinos
  • 26/08/23 Romería de San Agustín – Arafo

Fiestas in Tenerife in August include:

  • Fiestas patronales in honour of San Juan  Degollado, San Agustín and San Bernardo: during the month of August in Arafo
  • Romería de San Agustín: Saturday before last Sunday of August, Arafo
  • Nuestra Señora de la Luz: in Arico El Nuevo, 15th August
  • Virgen de Tajo: in Arico, 16th August
  • Romería de San Bartolomé: in El Río, Arico, 3rd Sunday of August
  • San Lorenzo Mártir: 10th August in Valle San Lorenzo
  • San Casiano: 19th August in Las Galletas
  • San Bartolomé: 24th August in Buenavista del Norte. The Feria de Artesanía (Craft Fair), is part of these annual fiestas, which takes place in the Plaza de Los Remedios.
  • Virgen del Carmen: Last weekend of August and first weekend of September in Las Portelas
  • Virgen de la Candelaria: 14th and 15th August in Candelaria
  • Romería de Nra Señora de La Esperanza1st Sunday in August in El Rosario
  • Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles: 2nd August in El Sauzal
  • Virgen del Buen Viaje, 31st August in El Tanque
  • San Joaquín and Santa Ana: 3rd week in August in Fasnia
  • 16th August  - Romería de San Roque in Garachico
  • Fiestas of Nuestra Señora de las Nieves in Charco del Pino on 5th August
  • Fiestas of Nuestra Señora del Buen Viaje in Cruz de Tea on 18th August
  • San Juan y Virgen del Carmen: 1st Sunday of Aug, Playa San Juan.
  • Nuestra Señora de La Candelaria: 15 August in Alcalá.
  • San Roque: Third Sunday of August in Chiquergue.
  • Virgen del Amparo, 5 August in El Amparo, with romería in Icod de los Vinos
  • Santa Bárbara, last Sunday of August in Santa Bárbara, Icod de los Vinos
  • Second Saturday in August - Bajada de Las Hayas in La Guancha
  • 17th August - Fiestas in honour of Nuestra Señora de La Esperanza in La Guancha
  • Forth Sunday in August - Santo Domingo de Guzmán in La Guancha
  • Second half of August - Fiestas Patronales in La Guancha
  • Fiestas of El Salvador y Nuestra Señora del Rosario: 6th August in La Matanza de Acentejo,
  • La Virgen del Carmen: last Sunday of August in El  Caletón, La Matanza de Acentejo
  • Santo Domingo de Guzmán and Nuestra Señora del Rosario: One week around 8 August in La Victoria de Acentejo
  • Nuestra Señora de La Encarnación: 17 August in La Victoria de Acentejo
  • Nuestra Señora de Lourdes: 1st week of August in Tierra del Trigo, Los Silos
  • Corazones de Tejina around 24th August.
  • Sagrado Corazón de María: 1st half of August in Aldea Blanca, San Miguel de Abona
  • San Roque: 2nd half of August in San Roque, San Miguel de Abona
  • Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria: 15 August in Arguayo
  • Santa Rosa de Lima y La Purisima: End of August in Molledo
  • Nª Señora de Candelaria, 1st half of August in Camino La Cuesta, Tacoronte
  • Cristo del Lomo Colorado, 2nd week of August
  • La Cruz de Juan Fernández, 25 August, Cruz de Juan Fernández
  • Nª Señora de El Carmen, 2nd half of August, Mesa del Mar
  • Nuestra Señora del Carmen. Last weekend of August in El Pris
  • Sagrado Corazón de Jesús - The neighbourhood of Pedro Álvarez, celebrates their fiestas in honour of the Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, during the first half of August in Tegueste
  • Fiesta Mayor of San Roque and San Agustín: last week of August. Romería in honour of these patrons of Vilaflor. Craft Fair.

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