HISTORY OF CARNIVAL


Carnival is the most popular festivity in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the most participative of those held on the Canary Islands. In 1980, it was declared “Fiesta of International Tourist Interest”, and in 1987, it entered the Guinness World Record Book as the largest gathering of people in an outdoor plaza to attend a concert- more than 200.000 people.

Carnival Queens

The Gala to elect the Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival Queen is the highlight of the Carnival. A similar event for children has been held since 1975, the election ...

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Daytime Carnival

With the daytime dances and the live performances on the different stages around the city, people from all ages, and even entire families, enjoy a costume dance party where, every year, thousands of people...

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The Family of Carnaval

All year round, the inhabitants of Tenerife prepare their Carnival, declared “Fiesta of International Tourist Interest”. Not for nothing have its murgas, lyrical groups and comparsas...

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Burial of The Sardine

When the Carnival is almost over ( because there will be another weekend of piñata to permanently dismiss the festivities until another year ) , the Tenerife says goodbye tears of grief....

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Carnival Posters

The issue of a promotional poster on every Carnival has been taken place since 1962. A collection that, nowadays, deserves a place of honour in any European art gallery...

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History Awards

All our awards in the Carnival...

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Song of Laughter

This is a contest which awards a prize to the song and the parody of groups who, with a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 12 members, compete in hilarity...

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Characters of Carnival

The characters of the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife are citizens of the flesh that out into the streets to steal the smile of people to participate in a unique show that...

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Parade and Coso

The Announcement Parade The Announcement Parade is the beginning of the Carnival. It is a gigantic multi-colored serpentine pageant, made up by thousands of masks and tens...

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Thanks

Thanks to all the components of the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, by making it a reality.