Carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2014

The Canary Islands Carnival is almost as famous as the one in Rio de Janerio. Takes 3 weeks and thanks to street parades it attracts crowds of tourists. Fabulous outfits, costume parades and loud Latin American music – this is what the Santa Cruz Carnival looks like. During the carnival, we can watch the performances of artists, dancers, a ride on decorated platforms with scantily dressed dancers and numerous concerts and performances of street theaters.

Joyful singing, the election of the Queen of the Carnival, street dances performed by islanders mixed with tourists eager to entertain. Fireworks at night. This is what the grand carnival in the Canary Islands looks like in short.

On the last day of the carnival, the Burial of the Sardine takes place, and this day can be compared to what remains in Polish tradition.

Carnival in Tenerife is a celebration full of joy and color in which everyone can participate. By 3 weeks, every day from afternoon until dawn, you can count on great fun dancing and singing.

 

The tradition of celebrating carnival has for years been condemned by the Church for emphasizing the carnival, however, despite the restrictions, the islanders circumvented it. The breakthrough came only in 1976. when the island carnival returned as a colorful and joyful celebration. The carnival on each of the islands is slightly different, tinged with local folklore.

To make the carnival fun spectacular, Canarians prepare for it all year round. Rich companies such as. banks hire designers and specialized tailor's workshops. Right after the carnival ends, preparations for the next one begin.

Not only large companies are preparing for the carnival, ordinary Canarians also take the preparations very seriously. They prepare the costumes for the next carnival well in advance, they usually refer to characters from the movies, fairy tales or political life.

Each year the main theme of the carnival is different and the costumes are designed with this in mind. This year's Santa Cruz theme is fairy-tale characters.

The most anticipated event is the election of the Carnival Queen. The event attracts thousands of people and is broadcast live on TV. The competition for the Queen of the Carnival is more like choosing the most beautiful outfit and is slightly different from the Miss Carnival contest..

Most events are free of charge. Only the choice of the Carnival Queen and the Drag Queen are payable (the cost is approx. 10 euro). However, you do not necessarily have to buy tickets because you can see them on TV on large screens and in all bars and pubs.

During the carnival, colorful parades with the participation of thousands of dancers pass through the streets of the city, who show off their intricately sewn outfits. Of course, one of the main attractions is participation in the parades of the Queen of Carnival and her competitors and admiring their costumes, and the participation of Drag Queen.

There are colorfully decorated platforms accompanying dancers in bikini costumes, bizarre vehicles, and also Las Murgas, who sing their satirical songs on social issues, The comparsas – local dance groups and typical Tenerife male or mixed vocal groups Las Rondallas.

The parades and processions end at approx 24, but the fun in the streets continues. Then all discos and pubs in the Canary Islands experience a siege.

At the end of the carnival, on Ash Wednesday, a spectacular event takes place under the name “funeral of sardines”, when a wooden mock-up of this fish symbolizing winter is burned on the beach. This event ends the most loud dance and music festival, heralding the end of winter and the approaching joyful spring, which in this climate is not really noticeable.

This year already 31 The celebration in Santa Cruz begins in January and will last until 9 brand. Below you will find the program of this year's carnival.

Friday, 31 January

20:30 – Presentation of candidates

black castle

Thursday, 06 February

19:00 – The first stage of the Murgas children's competition

International Trade Fair and Congress Center

Friday, 07 February

19:00 – The second stage of the Murgas children's competition

International Trade Fair and Congress Center

Saturday, 08 February

19:00 – The third stage of the Murgas Competition for children

International Trade Fair and Congress Center

Sunday, 09 February

20:30 – The first stage of the Murgas Adult competition

International Trade Fair and Congress Center

Monday, 10 February

20:30 – The second stage of the Murgas Adult Competition

International Trade Fair and Congress Center

Tuesday, 11 February

20:30 – The third stage of the Murgas Adult Competition

International Trade Fair and Congress Center

Wednesday, 12 February

20:30 – The fourth stage of the Murgas Competition for adults

International Trade Fair and Congress Center

Friday, 14 February

20:30 – Final Murgas Adult Competition

International Trade Fair and Congress Center

Saturday, 15 February

20:00 – Music Groups Competition

International Trade Fair and Congress Center

Sunday, 16 February

17:30 – Election of the Children's Queen

International Trade Fair and Congress Center

Wednesday, 19 February

17:30 – Queen's Election Gala Festival and Senior Fellowships

International Trade Fair and Congress Center

Saturday, 22 February

20:00 – Competition teams

International Trade Fair and Congress Center

Sunday, 23 February

11:00 – Costume Contest for children and adults

International Trade Fair and Congress Center

17:00 – festival choreography

International Trade Fair and Congress Center

Tuesday, 25 February

20:30 – Concert Music Group Fregolinos Lyric

Guimerá Teatr

Wednesday, 26 February

21:30 – The Queen's Choice Carnival Gala 2014

International Trade Fair and Congress Center

Thursday, 27 February

20:30 – Friendship Circle Zarzuela concert on January XII

Guimerá Teatr

Friday, 28 February

19:00 – Carnival opening procession 2014

Starting from Avenue Belgium , Dominikana Square Alei NMP , Ramón and Cajala , Galceran , Plac Weyler , Mendez Nunez , Pilar, Villalba Hervas, The marine , and ending in Avenida Francisco La Roche

After the Great Exhibition Parade the Pirotécnica Spiker

20:00 – Floats and the Decked Cars Competition

22:30 – Dance performances by orchestras

Prince Square and La Candelaria and Avenida Litoral .

Saturday, 01 March

17:30 – Entertainment in various scenarios

Prince Square and La Candelaria and Avenida Litoral .

20:00 – Rhythm and harmony bands competition. With the participation of all teams

Francisco La Roche Avenue

20:00 – mini driving

Starting at Plaza de Weyler and walking the streets of Castillo , San Francisco, Villalba Hervas, The marine , and ending in Alameda del Duque de Santa Elena

22:30 – Dance performances with orchestras

Prince Square and La Candelaria and Avenida Litoral .

Sunday, 02 brand

11:00 – Ni Afilarmónica Soccer performance – Ni fa

Prince Square

12:00 – A performance by the Lyrical Muzyczne Fregolinos group

Prince Square

For an hour 13:00

Carnival day

17:00 – Rondallas Contest

Teneryfa Auditorium Adán Martín

Then the Rondallas parade along Avenida Anaga

17:30 – Entertainment in various scenarios

Prince Square and La Candelaria and Avenida Litoral .

20:00 – mini driving

Starting at Plaza de Weyler and walking the streets of Castillo , San Francisco, Villalba Hervas, The marine , and ending in Alameda del Duque de Santa Elena

22:30 – Dance performances with orchestras

Prince Square and La Candelaria and Avenida Litoral .

Monday, 03 March

17:30 – Entertainment in various scenarios

Prince Square and La Candelaria and Avenida Litoral .

20:00 – mini driving

Starting at Plaza de Weyler and walking the streets of Castillo, San Francisco, Villalba Hervas, The marine, and ending in Alameda del Duque de Santa Elena

22:30 – Dance performances with orchestras

Prince Square and La Candelaria and Avenida Litoral .

Tuesday, 04 brand

11:00 – Ni Afilarmónica Soccer performance – Ni fa

Prince Square

12:00 – A performance by the Lyrical Muzyczne Fregolinos group

Prince Square

16:00 – ” Arena ” Apoteoza Carnival

Aleje Francisco La Roche i Maritime

20:00 – Dance performances with orchestras

Candelaria Square

21:00 – The Great Pirotécnica Exhibition

Wednesday, 05 brand

21:00 – Burial of the sardines

Starting from Juan Pablo II Street, Mendez Nunez, Pilar, Villalba Hervás, The marine, and ending in the Plaza of Spain

Pyrotechnics Great Exhibition ,burning sardines in the Plaza of Spain

22:30 – Dance performances with orchestras

Candelaria Square

Thursday, 06 brand

20:30 – Rondalla Festival

Guimerá Teatr

Friday, 07 brand

21:00 – Funny songs

Guimerá Teatr

22:30 – Dance performances with orchestras

Prince Square and La Candelaria and Avenida Litoral .

Saturday, 08 brand

For an hour 13:00

Carnival day

18.00 – coso children

Francisco La Roche and Maritime Avenues, ending in the Alameda del Duque de Santa Elena

21:30 – Dance performances with orchestras

Prince Square and La Candelaria and Avenida Litoral .

Sunday, 09 brand

10:00 – Quiz XLIV Miasto Antique Automobile

Church Square – La Noria Street

For an hour 12:00 the journey begins with the following streets: Antonio Dominguez Alfonso , Puddle of Casona , Bravo murillo , San Sebastian Saw bridge, Valentin Sanz , Ángel Guimera , Plaza Weyler , Mendez Nunez , Pilar , Principe Square , Villalba Hervás , The marine , Anaga Avenue , Rambla del General Franco do Hotel Mencey

11:00 – performance by Ni Afilarmónica Soccer – Ni fa

Prince Square

12:00 -Performance of the LíricaLa Przyjaźń group in Zarzuela district on January XII

Prince Square

17:00 – Great Carnival Party weekend 2014

The Circle of Friends on January 12

17:30 – Entertainment in various scenarios

Prince Square and La Candelaria and Avenida Litoral .

22:00 – Dance performances with orchestras

Candelaria Square

21:30 – The Great Pirotécnica Exhibition

 

 

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