Tenerife in May is known for its general warm and sunny Spring weather of about 23 degrees Centigrade. Then, the ocean water has about 20°C. Pleasant for swimming. But there is much more to this glorious month.
The Romeria Chica was scheduled at a new time in 2019. It took place on May 15 after a mass at 7p.m.
So far, Los Realejos tops all with its Fiestas de la Cruz with its Fuegos the longest fireworks of three hours in Spain. The festivities start in April and transcend May well into June. Their importance has won them the BIC (bien interese cultural) rank of Public Spanish holidays.
Mind that the Fiesta of the Cruz (cross) in the Tenerife capital with its Baile de Magos and other street folk activities in and around Plaza de la Concepción and Calle Noria is also a breath taking spectacle.
Only my Yes would have been required to join the friendly locals and to be dressed the part, of course.
There, the top locations of competing displays of decorated crosses are the town Ramblas while the main Rambla is the most prominent. Not only school children but also organizations and even government department can win prizes. Clinica Tamaragua of health Services was the winner of 2019, by the way. Of course, all Christian temples and chapels take part. Close to 100 activities of these Fiestas de Mayo which stretch over most of the month now also feature the novelty event Dia del Comic on May 11.
May 17 at 6.p.m.at museum MAIT Orotava: Talks and discussions in Spanish as well as a Round Table hosted by the Tenerife Waldorf School related to wool in various contexts. More info and a chance to take part at www.festivaldelanadecanarias.com
Joven is a talent contest organized by Heineken with theme "Back to the 80's. Renzzo will be selector together with the Ayuntamiento. The venue will be on May 17 at 7p.m.
They are Folklore, classical music, dance, literature, museums, workshops for cooking and crafts, theater, storytelling, you name it.
There are not only art contests for children but also for adults. Even prizes for best crafts will be awarded at Parque Garcia Sanabria.
There, the amount of stalls have evolved into a proper fair ground for crafts over the last decade. Mind that plants and books are part of the interest of visitors.
This international hiking Festival of
Puerto de de la Cruz with many guided tours from May 21- to May 25 has
become very popular, although it is fairly new. Unfortunately, the
Teide hike, the one at Benijo and the night star gaze are already fully
May 18 at 11.00 San Andres guided tour
A culture walk to historic houses in the ancient "antiguo Valle de Salazar"
This popular folk Fiesta a patron festival near La Laguna has been postponed by five days due Political Elections on the last month of April 2019. Take the Titsa bus 015 to the "Intercambiador de La Laguna". Then change over to bus 051 to Tegueste. Verify "Hacia Tegueste?" to Tegueste again with the driver.
Important in the fifth month of the year is also Puerto de la Cruz. Like Los Realejos, it combines the Fiesta de la Cruz with patron celebrations, followed by the Mueca Festival a little later. More about all that at the Page about May celebrations where you also find a link to the total government agenda of the Santa Cruz Fiestas de Mayo.
Celebrate the time before Worker's day by
a new entrance free all night dance party which is bound to be repeated
in 2020. It takes place at the Santa Cruz Municipal African Market Nuestra
Senora de Africa
By the way, we have mentioned the most attractive events of May, which doesn't mean
that other little villages and towns don't have patron fiestas and Cruz
celebrations themselves. Guia de Isora in the South is one of them with
many artistic skills. I've only been there once, a long time ago, when skies didn't
enhance my photos.
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