Canary Islands Carnival 2019
Who needs ‘Carnaval do Brazil’?
Who needs “Carnaval do Brazil” whilst the most spectacular Carnival Season takes place on our doorstep?
The Canary Islands are one of the most popular holiday spots in Europe and attract a large number of tourists all year round.
However, only very few people know about the Carnival on the Canary Islands being something very extra extraordinary.
Right after the popular Carnival of Rio de Janeiro, Tenerife is the second place to be, when it comes to vibrant Carnival events.
As in Brazil, Latin Samba Music rhythms performed by ‘chicas caliente y sexy’ accompany the Carnival parades in Tenerife and on the other islands as well, yet Tenerife is more renowned for it’s Carnival celebration.
The main events take place in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Puerto de la Cruz, but even smaller towns and villages have their own carnival events and their own ‘Reina del Carnaval’.
Canary Islands Carnival 2018 Impressions
What really makes Canarian carnival stand out is the pleasant temperature during the ‘winter’. Choose any costume you want and don’t worry about the cold – warm nights and hot rhythms mean you’ll be able to wear it.
Every year a delegation of the ‘Tenerife Carnival’ takes part in the famous ‘Rosenmontagszug Köln’, the well-known Carnival parade in Germany whilst a German delegation makes its own contribution to the Carnival procession in Tenerife.
In Tenerife the Carnival officially ends, with the ‘Entierro de la Sardina’ ( burial of sardine festival ) During this ceremony, a huge sardine, made of paper-maché is burned and represents the end of the winter. The sardine usually contains a number of fireworks that will explode when it is finally burned in the fire.
The island’s subtropical climate, with long warm summers and moderately warm winters, is the ideal condition for a thrilling carnival season all across the archipelago.
The Canary Islands offer so much more than just bananas, tomatoes, sand and cheap pints! Colourful parades, dance troupes and countless outdoor events fill the air with that very special, unique atmosphere of the Canarian carnival – with a long history. The Canary Islands are full of contrasts and diversity and the Carnival is the perfect time to celebrate them. The Canarians know how to celebrate!
See you at the Carnival!