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Carnival Queen candidates

Posted by dolly diver on March 17, 2011
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A total of 3 candidates hope to be crowned “Queen of the Adult Carnival 2011″, which this year has the theme “Latino.”

The gala for the election of the queen as well as the appearance of many entertainers, will take place this evening Thursday 17 March, from 21:00 pm in the Plaza Los Gigantes.

The candidates this year are:
1. Veronica Cairns Martin, who will wear the fantasy, entitled “Night of Fantasy”.

2. Tamara Pérez Gorrín will wear the fantasy “Madam 1909″.

3 Tatiana Pérez Hernández with the fantasy “The Guardian of Dreams”.

Carnival Fund Raising

Posted by dolly diver on June 7, 2009
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The carnival commission of Los Gigantes would like to thank all those who attended the Canarian Day Dinner Dance in the plaza on Friday 29th May.

A great night was had by all and the commission, with your help, raised over €1800 towards next year’s 30th anniversary of Los Gigantes Carnival.

Los Gigantes Carnival dates are Feb 26th – March 1st 2010 the theme of the carnival will be announced soon.

Carnival 2009

Posted by dolly diver on March 16, 2009
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 	carnival-queen-los-gigantes-2009Los Gigantes carnival 2009 was celebrated from 5th – 9th March. The event was 5 evenings of fun and laughter for the many hundreds of residents and visitors of the area.

The photos can be viewed in our photo gallery

A short video of each event has now been uploaded to our video page (allow a few seconds to load) the events are:-

The election of the Carnival Queen
Children’s Fancy Dress
Masked ball
Grand Parade
Burial of the Sardine

A souvenir DVD is available to purchase for €10 + p&p. For more information email or collect a copy from our office in El Varadero (next to Sunflower restaurant) Tel 922 862713

 	folklore-group-los-gigantesThe Department of Tourism of Santiago del Teide, together with the Cabildo Insular de Tenerife and the Department of Culture organized a series of events over the weekend to celebrate Dia del Tourista – Tourists Day, which were enjoyed by both tourists and residents.

 	folklore-groupThe activities began with a show of Canarian products. Then later in the day Canarian folklore groups “Tayme” and “Breezes of Arguayo” entertained guests of hotels and apartments as they toured the streets from Playa Arena to Los Gigantes.

 	old-dogs-new-tricksThe main event was held last Saturday evening in the Plaza, Los Gigantes. The night started with a show of local products, and then the audience was entertained with performances from several Canarian folklore groups.

The evening ended with many lively songs from “Dogs Old New Tricks” who very quickly had the majority of the audience on their feet dancing.

For many years the theme of carnival has caused controversy and this year is no different with the theme of Frankenstein.

The winning portrait depicts Frankenstein, one of the most famous fictitious monsters of all time, from the gothic novel by Mary Shelly and of course the now, “cult”, horror movies.

The work, of the artist Gonzalo Luís Fernández, and entitled ‘Monster Dancer’, was selected last week among other 103 submitted to the public tender convened in the capital of Tenerife.

The theme of Carnival in 2009 (the film from terror) invited artists to have free rein of their imagination and to the eccentricities of artist participants. The judgment of the jury was made public by the Municipality in a communiqué, and alongside the carnival portrait of one of the most famous monsters of all times-born in the literature, in the pen of Mary Shelley, and developed in the cinema.

All the posters are now exhibited to the public by the Society Municipal Development in Santa Cruz and it is hoped the carnival will continue to entice more visitors next year, therefore improving the local economy.