The Carnival 2013 of Santa Cruz, Tenerife will start very soon. It is one of the most important and well known festivities of the island. During one week the main city converts to a place full of fun, with all the people dressed in fancy dress and enjoying the good environment on the streets.
The Carnival is not just party, it has also a long tradition behind with people working hard the whole year to create a show lasting a few days. Every single detail is organised so the audience can enjoy all the different events, such as the Election of the Carnival Queen, the song contests of the “Murgas”, the funeral of the sardine and the big Carnival parade.
This year, the main theme of the Carnival is Bollywood and the official dates are form the 6th to the 17th of February in the capital of Tenerife, Santa Cruz. If you don’t get the chance to visit, some other towns celebrate the Carnival, like Puerto de la Cruz or Los Cristianos a few weeks later.
Some of the most important events in Santa Cruz de Tenerife are:
06.02 – 21:30 Election “Gala” of the Carnival Queen 2013 (Entrance ticket is required)
08.02 – 20:00 Big parade announcing the start of the Carnival
12.02 – 16:00 “Coso” Apoteosis of the Carnival (Parade) (Avenidas Francisco La Roche y Marítima)
13.02 – 21:00 Funeral of the sardine (Carnival closing event)
Carnival 2013 in Tenerife, a unique and unforgettable experience
29 Jan 2013