YEARLY CALENDER OF LOCAL FIESTAS.


March 1st - Carnival in Teguise, with the "Danza de los Diabletes" (Dance of the Little Devils) one of the oldest customs (over 500 years) in Teguise's history. “Gran Coso de Carnaval” in Costa Teguise, parade with street musicians, floats, etc.

May 3rd -“Day of The Cross” - One of the most deeply rooted traditions in the Canaries in which all crosses are covered in flowers.

May 24th to 30th - Canary Week - “Festival Folclórico Guanapay" (folklore festival), “Gran Fiesta Canaria” (Canary festival).

June 1st - Corpus Christi Procession, carpets of salt created directly on the streets of Teguise by the young and old of the municipality.

July 16th -“Nuestra Señora del Carmen” - Teguise's big celebration - “Acatife” Folk Festival, Canary wrestling, processions, street parties, artisan fairs, offerings to the Virgin. Performance by the “Esperanza Spínola” theatre group. Festivities of Ntra. Señora del Carmen in La Graciosa - boat procession where the locals (Gracioseros) make offerings to the Virgin.


Photo of "Día de la Cruz"
- May 3rd -


Photo of "Fiesta del Corpus"
- June 1st-

July 25th - “San Felipe y Santiago” in the village of Tahiche. “Gran Romería” (pilgrimage) with floats, folk musicians and offerings to the apostle saint.

August 5th - Festivities of the Virgin of Las Nieves - Pilgrimage from Teguise to the Hermitage of Las Nieves. Parties, floats and folk groups accompany the pilgrims (romeros).

December 24th - Christmas festivities, “Misa del Gallo” (midnight service) with performances by the “Ranchos de Pascua o Animas”, songs and dances in front of the Infant Jesus, a custom celebrated since 1580.

 
 
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