The Government has approved the draft decree for this year’s calendar of public holidays in the Canaries. The following are the official fiestas (bank holidays) for Tenerife in 2013:
1 January, New Year’s Day
7 January, Epiphany (6th is a Sunday so public holiday is on the 7th)
2 February, Virgen de la Candelaria
28 & 29 March, Easter
1 May, Fiesta del Trabajo
30 May, Día de Canarias
15 August, Asunción de la Virgen
12 October, Día de la Hispanidad / Fiesta Nacional de España
1 November, Todos los Santos
6 December, Día de la Constitución
25 December, Christmas Day
The above 12 dates are the 11 fiestas for the Canaries together with the extra day which each island enjoys which, in Tenerife’s case, is 2 February for the island’s patron saint day, the Virgen de la Candelaria.
In addition, each municipality has its own two days, bringing the total number of fiestas for every part of the Canaries to 14. It is the proliferation of these two local days throughout the island that gives the impression that the whole of Tenerife is constantly on holiday. These are two of the the local fiestas in Tenerife for 2013.
GUÍA DE ISORA.
- 24 de junio: Celebración de San Juan Bautista.
- 16 de septiembre: Santísimo Cristo de la Dulce Muerte.
VILLA HISTÓRICA DE SANTIAGO DEL TEIDE.
- 25 de julio: Festividad del Apóstol Santiago.
- 26 de julio: Festividad de Nuestra Señora de Santa Ana.
source: Janet Anscombe
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