FIMA 2019: Festival Internacional de Música Arona

FIMA 2019: Festival Internacional de Música Arona

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FIMA 2019, the tenth Festival Internacional de Música de Arona will be held in Los Cristianos between 5 and 9 March with a series of concerts, dance, workshops and classes. The festival has a dedicated website HERE with the full programme HERE, and a Facebook page HERE. As before, some of the performances are free, and others are just €5, making FIMA genuinely accessible to all.

Noche de tapas y vino in Playa San Juan on 30 March

Noche de tapas y vino in Playa San Juan on 30 March

  2020?? Playa San Juan’s fifth Noche de Tapas y Vino will be held on Saturday 30 March. The event has become a regular and very popular annual date in the municipal calendar, and this year’s will take place not in the harbour as previously but in the new square,...

Carnaval 2020

Carnaval 2020

Updated 19 February 2020: Santa Cruz’ Carnaval has been taking place since the end of January, with murga and dance groups competing indoors, but from now the carnival enters its most famous phase, with the crowning of the carnival queen tonight in the Recinto Ferial...

Public holiday in many municipalities tomorrow for Carnival Tuesday

Public holiday in many municipalities tomorrow for Carnival Tuesday

Tomorrow 25 February is a public holiday in many parts of Tenerife. Though not island-wide, it is a local fiesta that many council areas have chosen as one of their two municipal days. Many shops and offices will be closed in the non-touristic parts of the municipalities listed below which have done so: the full list of 2020’s national, regional, insular, and municipal public holidays is HERE.

Martes de Carnaval is a public holiday in these municipalities:

Adeje, Arafo, Arico, Arona, Candelaria, El Rosario, El Sauzal, Fasnia, Granadilla, Icod, La Matanza, La Orotava, La Victoria, La Laguna, Puerto de la Cruz, San Miguel, Santa Cruz, Santa Ursula, and Tacoronte.

Tickets now available for Lion King 2: The Return of Scar which comes to Los Cristianos auditorium on 30 April

Tickets now available for Lion King 2: The Return of Scar which comes to Los Cristianos auditorium on 30 April

It was an utter smash this time last year, and this year it’s back, or rather its sequel is coming! Lion King 2: The Return of Scar will be in Los Cristianos auditorium on Thursday 30 April. The show starts at 7pm and tickets are now available online for €15. This stunning performance brings exotic dance, music, the African savannah, and a hugely famous storyline to Los Cristianos’ auditorium at 7pm on 30 April. Tickets costing €15 are available online HERE, but last time they sold out very very quickly … so be fast!

Noche de tapas y vino in Playa San Juan on 30 March

Noche de tapas y vino in Playa San Juan on 30 March

  2020?? Playa San Juan’s fifth Noche de Tapas y Vino will be held on Saturday 30 March. The event has become a regular and very popular annual date in the municipal calendar, and this year’s will take place not in the harbour as previously but in the new square,...

Carnaval 2020

Carnaval 2020

Updated 19 February 2020: Santa Cruz’ Carnaval has been taking place since the end of January, with murga and dance groups competing indoors, but from now the carnival enters its most famous phase, with the crowning of the carnival queen tonight in the Recinto Ferial...

Carnaval 2020

Carnaval 2020

Updated 19 February 2020: Santa Cruz’ Carnaval has been taking place since the end of January, with murga and dance groups competing indoors, but from now the carnival enters its most famous phase, with the crowning of the carnival queen tonight in the Recinto Ferial before events move out into the streets with the opening parade on Friday, the main Coso parade the following Tuesday, and then the burial of the sardine on Wednesday, and the big party to close the carnival on Sunday 1 March.

In between there are any number of events and Day Carnivals, and the full website for the Santa Cruz carnival can be viewed HERE, with the daily calendar HERE. Other big carnivals in Tenerife are Puerto de la Cruz (7 Feb-1 Mar), Los Cristianos (12-23 Mar), and Los Gigantes (6-14 March).

Original post 1 October 2019: Once again we’re looking ahead to Carnaval, with the poster unveiled tonight for Santa Cruz 2020. It’s this one, designed by Javier Nóbrega, for a carnival based on the theme of the Flirty Fifties (Los Coquetos Años 50). The poster was commissioned this year, rather than put out to public competition, and it even has an animated version HERE! The full website for the carnival, which takes place between 1 February and 10 March, is HERE, containing the full programme HERE and the daily calendar HERE.

Other big carnivals in Tenerife during the season have the following provisional dates:
Puerto de la Cruz – 20-29 February
Los Cristianos – 12-23 March
Los Gigantes – 6-9 March.

Las Burras de Güímar – a Witches’ Sabbath in Güímar

Las Burras de Güímar – a Witches’ Sabbath in Güímar

 

Photos: Association Las Burras de Güímar.

The Carnaval season is already underway with the musical group competitions taking place in Santa Cruz, but one particularly evocative event in the whole Carnaval season takes place in Güímar, where a modern twist on the old local legend of Las Burras de Güímar is enacted, the witches who disguised themselves as donkey mares (burras) to infiltrate the public to carry out acts of black magic in honour of their Lord, the Devil himself.

This year’s performance is on Saturday 7 March. The whole thing begins around 9pm with a typical religious motif but soon becomes something far more pagan, bestial, and mystical, as the parade leaves the plaza de San Pedro Arriba and gradually turns into a Witches’ Sabbath! If you want to see something really quite different, this is the place to be!

The full website for the Santa Cruz carnival, which takes place between 19 February and 10 March, is HERE, containing the full programme HERE and the daily calendar HERE. Other big carnivals in Tenerife are Puerto de la Cruz (7 Feb-1 Mar), Los Cristianos (12-23 Mar), and Los Gigantes (6-14 March).