Carnival 2011 – Tenerife

Posted in: General, Tenerife, The Harbour Club News- Feb 21, 2011 2 Comments

The 10th February saw the start of the main preparations for the Santa Cruz Carnival – undoubtedly one of Europe’s most important, if not THE most important – with the presentation of the candidates for Carnival Queen. The preparations for the main party – which converts the centre of Santa Cruz into one big street party – continued afoot with events like the Children’s and Adult’s Murga competitions and yesterday (20th February) the Gala for the election of the Infant Carnival Queen.

This Thursday will see the Senior Carnival Queen elected and the main event next Wednesday 2nd March with the Grand Gala for the election of the Queen of Santa Cruz’s carnival. Friday 4th March will then see the big Opening Parade which heralds the opening of the main carnival. Tenerife residents and visitors alike will then take to the streets in their fancy dress (a must if you don’t want to stick out like a saw thumb!) with the most important nights being Friday 4th, Saturday 5th, Monday 7th, Friday 11th and Saturday 12th March.

Other important events include the “Coso Apoteosis” (Grand Parade) on Tuesday 8th March, the “Burial of the Sardine” on Wednesday 9th March and the Carnival de Día, when the street party takes to Santa Cruz centre during the day on Saturday 12th March.

For more information visit the Tenerife Tourism website.

And to get you in the mood, here’s one of the candidates for the Official Song for 2011 – Chicharrero.

2 Responses to “Carnival 2011 – Tenerife”

  1. Reply Natalie Dedeyne says:

    The carnival in Tenerife is excellent and i have been many times, the Tenerifians really know ho to party. Long may it continue.

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