Tag Archives: Pilgrimages

Pilgrimage of San Isidro (Los Realejos)

The first pilgrimage to San Isidro took place in Los Realejos in 1676 when country people made an offering to their patron saint. The tradition continues today and floats, some drawn by oxen but mostly built on trucks, parade through … Continue reading

Posted in Fiestas and Pilgrimages | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Culture, Traditions, Pilgrimages in May

Every month of the year there is some fiesta, pilgrimage or party taking place in Tenerife and the people invite you to join them in celebrating all of their festivities and traditions. Mueca Festival The International Festival of Art on … Continue reading

Posted in Fiestas and Pilgrimages | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Las Burras of Güímar

For those seeking a unique and very a different, Carnival event, head to Güímar, for Las Burras de Güímar. Instead of the normal burial of the sardine, the people in the municipality of Güímar celebrate with a relatively new carnival … Continue reading

Posted in Fiestas and Pilgrimages | Tagged , , , , ,

Culture, Traditions, Pilgrimages in March & April

Continuing the theme of Culture, Traditions, and Pilgrimages that take place across the island, March and April are when depending on the year the months when Easter is celebrated on the island. Holy week It comes as a surprise to … Continue reading

Posted in Fiestas and Pilgrimages | Tagged , , , , ,

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

Posted in Fiestas and Pilgrimages | Tagged , , , ,