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Traditional festival ”romeria“ in Tegueste

Monday, September 1st, 2008

Tenerife’s art, music or film festivals are famous all around the world.

The unique combination of spectacular landscapes, live music, sunny weather and first of all the great fun is common for this island.

Additionally, a lot of festivals promote folk and rural traditions. For example “romeria“ festival is a well-known-way to honor different patron saints. It is a pilgrimage of folk music and traditional Canarian clothes and what is more, of colorful oxen-drawn carts.

One of the most popular … Read the rest

Posted by Eddy
Categories: About Tenerife, Culture, Festivals, Tegueste

They know how to throw a party in Puerto

Monday, July 16th, 2007

The Carmen Festival in Tenerife

Carmen Festival Tenerife

Party time is in full swing in the northern Tenerife resort of Puerto de la Cruz, which is in the middle of its annual July fiestas.

The main festivities of Carmen Festival in Tenerife pay tribute to the Gran Poder and the Virgen del Carmen, the patron saints of the town.

A wide range of typical activities are organised in the course of the month, but the undoubted highlight comes on the … Read the rest

Posted by Mary
Categories: About Tenerife, Festivals, Photo-Blog, Puerto de la Cruz

Big bangs for big bucks

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

With a massive budget of 162,000 euros, the May celebrations at Los Realejos in the north of Tenerife are spectacular to say the least.

The fiesta programme of events began on April 26 and some, notably the sports tournaments, continue until the end of May.

But the one event that draws extraordinary crowds to the town is the Exhibicí­on Pirotécnica, this year on Thursday, May 3.

Two rival manufacturers supply the fireworks for the late-night display, which is generally regarded … Read the rest

Posted by Mary
Categories: About Tenerife, Festivals, Los Realejos

Any excuse for a party in Puerto

Sunday, April 29th, 2007

They seldom need much of an excuse for a fiesta in Tenerife.

But in Puerto de la Cruz in the north of the island they’re planning two fiestas in one day on Thursday May 3.

First up are celebrations to honour the founding of the town way back in 1651, involving elaborate and colourful processions through the streets.

Before that Puerto was part of the neighbouring town of La Orotava and and indeed was known as Puerto de La … Read the rest

Posted by Mary
Categories: About Tenerife, Festivals, Puerto de la Cruz

Easter Week: Holy Week with grand processions

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of the most important week in the religious calendar in Tenerife, the start of Semana Santa, or Holy Week.

Easter celebrations in Tenerife are known for their magnificent processions, which take place all over the island throughout the week, though the ones in La Laguna, La Orotava and Puerto de la Cruz are among the grandest.

As the seat of the Bishop of Tenerife, the celebrations in La Laguna are the most important … Read the rest

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