Saint’s Day in Santa Cruz de la Palma

Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de las Nieves

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…
Carnival in Santa Cruz de la Palma


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.
Religious in Santa Cruz de la Palma

Semana Santa

Members of lay brotherhoods parade down Calle O’Daly (Santa Cruz) in their blood-red robes and tall, pointy hoods.