Category Archives: Fiestas and Pilgrimages

Take part in the real Tenerife

What is a Romeria?

Islanders look forward to their ‘romerias’, they are part of Canary culture, a time when colour and joy fill the streets of towns and villages. They are usually in honour of some saint who has either helped the locals with … Continue reading

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Culture, Traditions & Pilgrimages in February

Never will you witnessed such a combination of colour, joy and costumes as you will see in February when the island gives itself over to Carnival. Carnival Joy, colour, rhythm, and glitter flood the streets in this, the most emblematic … Continue reading

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Festival of San Sebastián – La Caleta, Costa Adeje

Every January 20th Adeje hosts a festival in honour of San Sebastián.  Whilst tinerfeños will party at the drop of a hat, for this particular fiesta it is the farmers of Adeje who hold San Sebastián in particularly high esteem. … Continue reading

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Arona – Feast of San Antonio Abad

There is an assumption that to see the ‘real’ Tenerife visitors have to go north, but not so. January kicks off with several Romerias the first of which is the Feast of San Antonio Abad and anyone staying in Los Cristianos … Continue reading

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Festividad de los Reyes Magos (Festival of the Three Kings)

“Have you been good?”  The question is asked in every corner of the island as January 6th draws close as this is the day when traditionally children in Spain open their Christmas presents. On the evening before youngsters eagerly await the arrival … Continue reading

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