Must see Corpus Christi Orotava Tenerife events 2018.

Corpus Christi Orotava doesn't take place any given time after Trinity Sunday. The town follows its own agenda as close as possible.

Also, celebrations begin already way before that Sunday and last about one month.

The ones for 2018 have started already by the middle of May, at Noon and will have ended on June 07 at 11.p.m.at night. By the way, you can see more of the latest art made of volcanic sands by clicking the photo underneath.

However, the main day of the church procession over floral and sand art will be on Thursday June, 07, 2018.
   
Then, even some small bars that are normally closed will be open just for this one day.


Numerous activities play a part. We shall try to give you a good idea about those that are most interesting and popular with tourists. 

Where the famous sand carpet artists come from.

The excellent Orotava Municipal Art school exhibition from June 01 to June,30, 2018 is open to the public from 9.00 a.m.-9.00p.m.


Find this art Center at the Casa de Cultura on Plaza de la Constitución. 

Domingo Gónzalez Expósito the school's director is an artist and sculptor himself. He's also the man who's responsible for the Corpus Christi sand carpet. 

New classes for any age will start in September. 
   

Concurso de vinos D O Orotava from 2017 harvests.

The yearly wine tasting event will be at a new location again in 2018. It will be Avenida Mercedes Pinto. The time of the venue will be on June 06 from 18.30p.m- 00.30a.m. on Thursday 07 the day of the Corpus Christi procession.

How get entrance tickets? Buy them at the Parque Cultural Doña Chana of La Orotava on June 04 and 05 of 2018. Prices are extremely reasonable for Euro 1-2 for tastings and Euro 2 for a Tapa.

The wines to be valuated with denomination of origin (D O) La Orotava (Valley) are by the following twelve Bodegas i.e.wine producers.

  • El Penitente,
  • La Haya,
  • La Suertita,
  • Los Güines,
  • Soagranorte,
  • Tafuriaste,
  • Tajinaste,
  • Valleoro,
  • La Araucaria,
  • Quinta San Antonio,
  • Navío,
  • Murcal

There will also be representatives of nine Restaurants of the Orotava municipality.

The most known events of Corpus Christi Orotava.

    • How the Corpus Christi sand carpet is created on site during 4 weeks prior to the day of the street procession when all carpets will be trampled and destroyed
    • Life shows on June 07 of the making of Orotava flower carpets
    • June 22, 2017 at 6.30 p.m.: An example of a previous Eucharist with the Orotava chamber choir followed by a church street procession
    • June 07, 2018 from 7.30 onward: Metaphorical offering of body of Christ by floral and sand art distructions as acts of homage
    • June 2018: Live folk music concert with the Sabadeños on Plaza de Franchy Alvaro to be confirmed
    • June 10, 2018 after the 12 noon Mass: Pilgimage Romeria San Isidro Labrador and Santa Maria de la Cabeza, an example of which find with many photos here.

    The Orotava Sand art carpet may be the biggest in the Guinnes Book of Records. Larger ones have been made since in the world. 

    However, expect the ephemeral one from La Orotava to lead for the category Fine Art for a very long time.
       

    From Corpus Christi Orotava back to Tenerife festivals 
       

    Admire Rom's famous Corpus Christi flower carpets here



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