The Carnival of Tenerife

Carnival of Tenerife, the most important event at Canary Island

The Carnival of Tenerife is the third most important in the world, after Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Venice (Italy). It is so important that the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the most important festival in Tenerife and the most participative of the Canary Islands. Carnival of Tenerife is a Festival of International Tourist Interest since 1980; also appears in the Guinness Book of Records for a dance held in an open place in 1987, where more than 200,000 people gathered.

The Queen of Carnival of Tenerife

Queen of Carnival of Tenerife

It is the main course of the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. In the election of the Queen of the Carnival of Tenerife several girls are presented with a costume made by hand by a designer with a specific theme. In 1975 the election of the Infant Queen of Carnival was added. And since 1984 the election of the Queen of the Carnival of the Elderly was included.

Carnival at daytime

Carnival at daytime tenerife

Dances and performances are held during the day throughout the city, in the main squares and streets. People of all ages participate in the Day Carnival, from the youngest to the oldest. So now you know take your costume and come and dance to Santa Cruz for the day.

Burial of the Sardine

Burial of the Sardine tenerife

When the Carnival is about to end (because there will be another piñata weekend to definitively dismiss the festivities), the participants of the Carnival of Tenerife say goodbye to him, crying with grief. The Burial of the Sardine is the most irreverent and carefree show of the Carnival. In the Burial of the Sardine of Santa Cruz de Tenerife the end of the party is announced in one act; which can be defined as a burlesque burial; an event is held with the purified fire that announces the arrival of Lent.

Song of laughter

Song of laughter tenerife

It is a song festival where groups sing their own songs parodying the local and national news. Humor is the basis of this contest, where you can see very colorful stage sets and very satirical and funny songs.

The Parade and El Coso

The Cabalgata and El Coso tenerife

The parade announcing the festival opens the doors of Carnival. It is a giant multicolored snake. It is composed of thousands of masks and musical groups. The Carnival of Tenerife parades for hours the main streets of Santa Cruz.

The Coso is the culmination of the Tenerife Carnival. It is the final parade of the party, it is a wonderful mixture of color, joy and rhythm. The Coso lasts several hours and travels the seaway of Santa Cruz hours. In the Coso participate floats, musical groups and the Queen of Carnival and their bridesmaids.

Here we leave the Program of Acts of the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2018

baile del carnaval de tenerife

Go ahead and come to Santa Cruz this Carnival. If you also want to visit other points of interest in the city, here is a list of what to visit in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. If you are looking for the best options of rural houses in Tenerife enter our RuralTenerife.Net website and we will be delighted to help you find the rural house in Tenerife you are looking for.

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