This 'Feast Day of Our Lady of the Snows' is the island’s principal fiesta. Don’t miss the parade of giants and ‘fat heads’ (fanciful, squat characters with exceptionally large heads), though the high point is the D…
This is a riotous two-week celebration with music, dancing and drinking, including that infamous crazy night of talcum-powder throwing mayhem, known as Día de Los Indianos.
A celebration of the beauty of the almond blossom in Puntagorda and of the town’s patron saint, San Mauro Abad.
The island’s crosses are bedecked in jewellery, flowers and rich clothes in an astonishing spectacle.
Fireworks, parades of devils and grim music in Tijarafe provide a graphic show of the triumph of good over evil in this festival. About 30kg of gunpowder is employed in the 20-minute show honouring Nuestra Señora de…
After Midnight Mass in Breña Alta and throughout the island, palmero men perform skits accompanied by the music of castanets.
Members of lay brotherhoods parade down Calle O’Daly (Santa Cruz) in their blood-red robes and tall, pointy hoods.
Marks the summer solstice, and is celebrated in Puntallana with bonfires and firecrackers galore.
The city comes alive for the year's biggest party held in honour of Our Lady of Los Remedios.