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Festivals & Events

As we have already told you, people like to party and celebrate a lot and if possible all night long on Tenerife. They celebrate a lot of traditional events such as Romerias, to honour the saint or protector of their villages. Those festivals are all very well prepared and the ambience is unique and not compareable to anything else. People make saltpaintings or flower carpets which look incredible. They usually also play traditional Canarian music and love to drink a couple of rums with coke. The biggest party is without a doubt the carnival in february though.
If you are travelling Spain, this year Tenerifeisland.com sponsors a very important International Festival in November:
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January

Kings festival: 2nd - 5th of January, market with local handcrafts in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Kings day: 5th of January, in the evening all around the island.

Romería San Antonio Abad: Sunday next to the 17th of January, this popular festival takes place in Arona.

Romeria Güímar: Last Sunday of the month. Traditional festival with traditional Canarian music.

February

The festival of the Saint of Candelaria: 2nd of February, the saint of the Canary Islands.

March

Carnival: The most spectacular festival of the year is celebrated all around the island beginning late February and ending in March. The biggest celebrations take place in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Puerto de la Cruz. Dress up or you might feel a bit strange within all the others. People will dance all night long so get ready for an unforgettable event; Tenerife Carnival is probably the closest you can get to the Carnival of Rio without leaving Europe.

April

Fiesta de San Marcos: On the 25th of April in Tegueste. First Romeria of the year where the whole island is taking part of.

Easter: Religious Festival. The most popular festivals are in San Cristóbal de La Laguna and Garachico.

May June

Festival of Santa Cruz: On the 3rd of May people celebrate the foundation of Santa Cruz. People make beautiful flower crosses and celebrate the party with incredible fireworks in Los Realejos and Puerto de La Cruz.

Corpus Christi: In Tacoronte, La Orotava, La Laguna and Santa Cruz people paint saltpaintings and make flower carpets.
Festival of San Juan: On the 23rd of June people remind of a tradition of the Guanches and clean their goats and other animals in the sea. In El Amparo (Icod) people make huge campfires and decorate them with flowers before lighting them.

Festival of the Holy Pedros: On the 29th of June in Güímar and El Sauzal, traditional dances.

Juli

Festival of the Holy Benito Abad: On the second Sunday of the month the most popular Romeria is taking place.

Festival of the Holy Carmen: On the 16th of July fishermen celebrate their protector, the Holy Carmen and Sant Elmo in Santa Cruz and Puerto de la Cruz.

Guía de Isora: In Chirche people remember and celebrate their oldest traditions.

August

Festival of the Virgin Nieves: On the 5th of August in Taganana.

Festival of the Virgin La Candelaria: On the 15th of August pilgrem from the whole island meet in the Basilika of Candelaria with different presents for the Virgin of Candelaria.

Romería of the Holy Roque: On the 16th of August in Garachico.
Festival to the honour of Jesus Christ: 18th of August in Bajamar.

Festival of Hearts: End of August in Tejina, this festival is of public interest.

September

Festival of Socorro: 7th of September in Güímar.

Festival in honour of the Virgin of the Lights: 8th of September in Los Silos.

Festival in honour of Jesus Christ in La Laguna: On the 14th of September this traditional festival is also celebrated by many young people. Come and enjoy the fireworks.

Oktober

Festival in honour of the Virgin Remedios: On the 25th of October in Buenavista del Norte.

Festival in honour of the Holy Ursula: Second week of October in Adeje is celebrated with a Romeria.

November

Day of the Holy Andres: In Icod de los Vinos the Bodegas open their doors to present their new vines.

December

Christmas: Open Air concert of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra in Puerto de Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
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