Unusual Tenerife Fiestas include rare day or night festivals off the beaten track. There are some for every taste at almost every day of the year, while the private holiday home is now rather widely spread on the island.
Ancient religious cults often merge with contemporary entertainment. An example is in the extraordinary photo below.
But there is much more about it which we may add later when time permits. In the meantime discover the mind bogging historical alliance del Carmen with Marinos of Puerto de la Cruz and Los Realejos
Surprising Fiesta San Juan with festive goat bathing in salty ocean water where bugs struggle to survive. This happens on June 24 when goats are pulled by their Sunday necklaces to be dipped in the sea with fowls and horses.
Sardine funeral may add bizarre Guimar witches or Burras to burn on the pyre. Tenerife carnival in general won't be listed this time, but a burial of Sardine whose different ways are little known.
Christmas celebrations in Tenerife with breathtaking Reyes Magos procession
You will certainly have heard about the three Holy kings of Spanish Christmas. However, you will be surprised about its Puerto Cruz street parade of utter fantasy and charm.
Some residents have houses of open doors where passers- by may be welcome to enter. A rare occasion to see how locals live and celebrate...
There is atypical, muddy excitement of extreme sports in Puerto de la Cruz during Fiestas de Julio of July. In fact, adventure as well as endurance sports also feature high on the island's agenda during its noteworthy street party weeks of Fiestas all along the year.
The region's parish priest Father Luis must not only bless cattle and other live stock and show up
in neighboring Tacoronte. People bring him their dogs and cats, too which is unprecedented in Tenerife.
Also, some of the events there are much out of the way while
the principal street party is on top of a long, steep hill. No parking there, you know... This is prime country of Guachinches and Bodegas
that suddenly come alive during the events and draw more crowds.
Video of livestock competitions organized by La Matanza de Acentejo during its festivity of San Antonio Abad early in the year.
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