Carnivals In Tenerife - including some Fiestas
There are a few carnivals in Tenerife, but a whole host of
fiestas, or festivals. Towns and villages have these at various times of the year. Here, you'll find details of them. If you're holidaying on the island at the same time as any of them are taking place, it would be worth trying to check them out.
SANTA CRUZ CARNIVAL
One of the most famous carnivals in the world, second only to the one at Rio de Janeiro. It takes place over fifteen days in the middle of February.
PUERTO DE LA CRUZ CARNIVAL
Taking place at more or less the same time as the one in Santa Cruz, this carnival is on a slightly smaller scale, but no less impressive.
Quite a small scale carnival, taking place just before Lent.
LOS CRISTIANOS CARNIVAL
For those of you who are in the south and can't get up to Santa Cruz, there is a smaller version of the Carnival in Los Cristianos.
LOS GIGANTES CARNIVAL
Yet another small festival, lasting for four days at the end of February.
CHRISTMAS IN TENERIFE
Details of the traditional Spanish Christmas celebrations from December 24th to January 6th.
This is Holy Week, taking place around Easter time, a solemn religious occasion that is very important in Tenerife and the whole of Spain.
DIA DE LA CRUZ
An important religious ceremony, taking place on May 3rd, which, coincidentally, is the same date as the founding of Santa Cruz.
CORPUS CRISTI, LA OROTAVA
Although Corpus Cristi is celebrated throughout Spain, the one in La Orotava is notable for its squares being decorated with huge pictures on the ground, formed of flowers, coloured sand and salt.
VIRGEN DEL CARMEN
Taking place in July, this celebration is in honour of the patron saint of fishermen.
FIESTA DE SAN ANDRES
At the end of November, this festival celebrates the arrival of the new wine. Tasting galore!
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