The Tapestries of La Orotava

The Tapestries of La Orotava

May 21, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s difficult to imagine anything quite so beautiful. Tapestries of sand and flowers are made in several boroughs during the festivity of Corpus Christi, including Tacoronte, La Laguna and La Orotava. The highlight of the festival is a tapestry of 800 square metres, covering the whole of the centre square in front of La Orotava’s […]

Musical Caprices of La Isla Baja

Musical Caprices of La Isla Baja

May 14, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Musical Caprices of Isla Baja form the soundtrack for spring and summer in this beautiful region of Tenerife.

Religious Festival of Tegueste: Stories of seeds, friendship and good wine

Religious Festival of Tegueste: Stories of seeds, friendship and good wine

April 18, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Romería de Tegueste marks the start of the religious festival period. Thousands of people dress up in traditional costumes to enjoy this Canarian tradition celebrated in honour of St. Mark the Evangelist.

Mueca, International Festival Of Street Art In Puerto De La Cruz

Mueca, International Festival Of Street Art In Puerto De La Cruz

April 9, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The best performers, jugglers, comedians, acrobats and musicians from all over the world display their talent each year during this festival. Over three days, the streets of Puerto de la Cruz are filled with eyecatching independent art.

Easter in La Laguna: Ancestral religious devotion

Easter in La Laguna: Ancestral religious devotion

March 20, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

La Laguna is the best place to discover religious festivities, particularly during Holy Week. The ecclesiastic capital of the Islands hosts various religious processions; on Good Friday, a procession starts at 3am bringing locals together to accompany the worshipped image of Christ on a route passing by several churches in the town.

Day Of The Cross

Day Of The Cross

March 11, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The 3rd of May is one of the liveliest days in Santa Cruz. Following an old tradition from the times when the city was founded, around five centuries ago, the capital is carefully adorned with flowers neatly tied together by residents to create colourful crosses. Locals from different districts compete to be awarded the most […]

Procession of the Three Wise Men

Procession of the Three Wise Men

December 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Have you behaved well over the year? This question is frequently asked on the eve of Three Wise Men day (5th January) – the last days of the Christmas. On the evening of this day, the youngest members of the household eagerly await a parade led by the Three Wise Men: Melchior, Gaspar and Balthazar, […]

Religious Festival of San Sebastián: A ‘Romería’ by the sea

October 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Every January, the coast of Adeje hosts a festival in honour of San Sebastián. The celebration begins with a mass dedicated at midday, followed by a pilgrimage which starts at the chapel and continues towards the sea.