May celebrations in the sun with moonshine city festivals.

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The biggest show of Santa Cruz May celebrations is the display of the city with its parks of natural Spring splendor.




Jacaranda trees enchant with millions of purple blooms on the Rambla of the capital and in other locations. 

Some May flowers in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.



Masses of other exotic trees, shrubs, hedges, bushes and ground covers start to open their flower buds in May.

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 Of course, there is also the notorious subtropical Frangipani in yellow, white and pink. It doesn't grow on Hawai only 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 some years, the festivals, concerts, workshops, art exhibitions and sports tournaments extend right into the month of June.

In fact, the Tenerife city of the biggest carnival after Rio with all its colorful Folklore and contagious vivacity knows how to party, and not only in Calle La Noria and on Plaza de Candelaria.

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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 that were exhibited on the main Rambla Santa Cruz 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 Santa of Cruz de TenerifeOld 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 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. Not to forget as part of the Fiestas de Mayo of Realejos is the Romeria San Isidor Labrador y Nuestra Señora de la Cabeza on the last Sunday of May.

Puerto de la Cruz Mueca art festival of the month of May

The Puerto de la Cruz May street art celebrations

Puerto Cruz founders' day 3rd 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.

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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.

Top Santa Cruz hotel selection recommended for the holidays of the month of May.

Example of agenda 2015 Fiestas de Mayo

To get you into the party mood

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