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, rather squat characters with exceptionally large heads), though the high point i…
Carnival in Santa Cruz de la Palma

Carnaval

This is a riotous two-week celebration with music, dancing and drinking, including that infamous crazy night of talcum-powder throwing, 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.