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Traditional festival ”Romería de San Marcos“ in Tegueste

Montag, September 1st, 2008

Tenerife’s art, music or film festivals are famous all around the world. The unique combination of sunny weather, live music, spectacular landscapes and first of all the great fun is common for this island.

Additionally, a lot of festivals in tenerife promote folk and rural traditions. For example “romeria festivals“ are a well-known-way to honor different patron saints.

The ”Romería de San Marcos“ ist one of the most popular traditional festivals. It takes … Read the rest

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

Come to Fiesta del Carmen!

Montag, Juli 16th, 2007

The Carmen Festival in Tenerife

or: They know how to throw a party in Puerto de la Cruz

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 … Read the rest

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

Fireworks: Pyrotechnic Festival in Los Realejos

Mittwoch, Mai 2nd, 2007

Big bangs for big bucks

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 the end of April 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.

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

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

Fiesta de la Cruz & Founding of Puerto

Sonntag, April 29th, 2007

Any excuse for a party in Puerto

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 in 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.

History of Puerto de la Cruz

Puerto de la Cruz was founded in 1651. Before … Read the rest

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

Easter: Holy Week with grand processions

Samstag, März 31st, 2007

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

If you find this interesting, why not making easter holidays in tenerife?

As the … Read the rest

Posted by Mary
Categories: Costa Adeje, Festivals, Garachico, Guimar, La Laguna, La Orotava, Los Realejos, Puerto de la Cruz