May celebrations in the sun with moonshine city festivals.
The biggest show of Santa Cruz May celebrations is the display of the
city and its parks natural spring splendor. Jacaranda trees enchant with
millions of purple blooms on its Rambla and beach front, while masses
of other shrubs, hedges, bushes and ground covers start to open their
flower buds. Of course, there is also the notorious subtropical Frangipani in yellow, white and pink. Sure, they don't only grow in Hawai but also all over Tenerife's coastal regions.
The May celebrations of Santa Cruz de Tenerife usually start off with shows in its famous city park Parque Garcia Sanabria which plays an important part for the capital's quality of life in Tenerife.
In 2015, the festivals, concerts, workshops, art exhibitions and sports tournaments were expected to extend right into the month of June.
In fact, the Tenerife city of the biggest carnival after Rio with all its colorful folklore and great vivacity knows how to party, and not only in Calle La Noria and on Plaza de Candelaria.
May shows and exhibitions
Last day April for Election of May Queen at Plaza de Candelaria
May celebrations XXXVI exhibitions
of plants, flowers, arts and crafts
by a colorful streamer banner, as depicted beside.
Opening: Last week of April at Park Parque Garcia
Sanabria stalls under trees, opposite
the newly revamped luxury 5 star Hotel Mencey of Santa Cruz.
Fashion shows in the park
School competition winner announcement
for decorated Christian crosses of the Tenerife capital
Tennis tournament and Karate tournament
Folk dances ,such as the Tajaraste to the beat of drums by the Magos from all Canary Islands in different spots of the capital.
Music festival for pop, techno and more.
A large fun fair will also cater for expected crowds of 35000 and should remain a profitable venue for future income of the capital of Tenerife during the fiestas of May.
Most trendy sports entertainment which is above all for the young.
Again all sorts of exhibitions in 2015
A special 4 week Art and photography exhibition Rock Banana
When? Beginning to end of May every day from 11.00 to 13.00 and in the evening, while Sundays mornings only and on Mondays rest day
Where? At the old Recova on Plaza de Madera by Teatro Guimerá
Old La Recova
Memorable May festival events in the past
In 2012, a big Rock festival took place for a crowd of 30000.
The price of the Rock city entrance was €50 - €60 or €120 for all days.
Guinness book of records event May festival Santa Cruz
Did you know that the people of Santa Cruz also have traditional May outdoor suppers during the month of May?
This is part of the May 'festival de los Magos' where all dress up in custom clothes, sing dance and are merry. The May celebrations of the year 1999 made the Guinness book of records with 8000 participants during the bring and share dinners.
Week ends are most action packed and more workshops for the young are added every year. Cooking shows and competitions were going to be a a high light again in the capital in 2015.
Fiesta de Mayo
Fiesta de la Cruz of Los Realejos
Los Realejos has its own famous Tenerife festivals of the month of May. Its main fiesta de Mayo is indeed named in honor of the cross. It's called Fiesta de la Cruz. The topic fireworks accidents of Tenerife deals with its amazing night spectacle which is not without danger.
Puerto de la Cruz Mueca art festival of the month of May
In May 2013, my daughter and I strolled through the street C/ Lomo of La Ranilla of Puerto de la Cruz.
A woman was standing outside a door next to a restaurant and waved to us to come inside. She wanted to show something.
There was a huge decoration by the wall in the narrow and short entrance of her Canary house. Now I know that it celebrated the founders' day 3rd of May when Puerto Cruz became an independent port town at the beginning of century XIX.
This day always starts with a street procession with the silver cross of Church N.S.de la Peña Francia whose patron is 'La
Virgen del Carmen'. Note the marine lifebelt in my daughter's stunning photo, the one below the flowers. It has a relevant inscription.
May celebrations overseas and over the ages
Needless to say, the fiestas de Mayo of Santa Cruz de Tenerife are rather different compared to those of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Scandinavia which remind old Germanic traditions. Mind May fires, may jumps and the Walpurgisnacht (Walpurgis night) jokes sometimes relate to witch parties, while the most famous take place in Swiss Wittelsbach. May parties of such kind hardly feature in such an extent on the biggest of all Canary islands. The Santa Cruz fiesta de Mayo is more in line with the ancient May celebrations which were dedicated to the Roman Goddess of flowers.