Carnival is coming; While enjoying your Lanzarote villa holiday take in one of the following spectaculars a month long fiesta staged in many of the islands resorts and towns a great time on Lanzarote, full of party fun and tradition which is not to be missed. .
As usual the party begins in the island’s capital Arrecife:
Arrecife: 11th-13th February 2013 (Main parade is on Monday 11th of February)
Shrove Tuesday/Pancake Tuesday is on the 12th February and is a public holiday. On Wednesday13th of February (Ash Wednesday) carnival comes to a close in Arrecife with the burning of the sardine on Playa Reducto.
Puerto del Carmen: 15-17th February 2013 (Main parade is Saturday 16th February)
Tinajo & Yaiza: 22-24th February 2013 (Main parades Saturday 23rd February)
Costa Teguise: 1-3rd March 2013 (Main parade Saturday 2nd March)
Teguise, Playa Blanca & Haría: 8-10th of March 2013 (Main parades Saturday 9th March)
In addition to the early Fiesta month, there are some individual island fiestas not to be missed.
The 30th of May is ‘Día de Canarias’ (Canary Island Day). In Costa Teguise one can listen to traditional Canarian folk music in the ‘Peublo Marinero’. As the entire island joins in in the festivities, it is a public holiday for all on the Canary islands.
The last week of May is also celebrated in Uga. The ‘Fiestas de San Isidro Labrador’ begins with a church service followed by a community procession along the village’s main street.
On the eve of Sunday the 23rd of June 2013 the whole isle of Lanzarote celebrates “Noche von San Juan” and the summer solstice, the longest night of the year, with blazing bonfires, and the “Hogueras de San Juan”.
Posted on 18/01/2013
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