The children get their presents on 6th of January. On the eve the three magi process on a camel and an elephant through the cities of Los Llanos and Santa Cruz, handing out sweets to the kids
Puntagorda got the most beautiful almond blossom and since 1977 the village celebrates it in annual festival: "El Almendro en Flor" with dances in traditional costumes, art crafts, vine and various products made of almond.
The legendary powder battle in Santa Cruz welcomes the Indians – the home comers from America with their bird cages, trunks, Havana cigars, golden watches, slaves and typical small eyeglasses ("espejuelos").
Hundreds of crosses which are everywhere on the island's roads or mountains will be decorated with paper or drapery on the eve of 3rd May and lightened with candles. Firework and crackers are hissing off through the whole night.
There are celebrations in several villages like a regatta from Tazacorte to Puerto Naos and back; here you can see pictures of the race.
St. Margaret of Antioch
The "virgin of the snow" is the patron saint of the island since 1534. To celebrate her, every five years (since 1680) people take the patron saint's statue from its normal place in a chapel on a procession through the city of Santa Cruz. The famous dance of the dwarfs (Danza de los Enanos) is also part of this celebration.
The Patron saint's celebration of Los Llanos de Aridane during the summertime is one of the most popular events. With exhibitions, street festivals and various music events the celebrations take several weeks. On the "Traditional day" ("Dia Typica") the people wear traditional costumes and celebrate a "rural party". The best meat from all over the region will be brought to the city to be examined on a trade show. Neighbour associations cook regional specialities and distribute food and wine for free. The highlight is a procession in traditional costumes through the city of Los Llanos – an event you should not miss!
The Saint Anthony of the mountain in Garafia blesses the livestock on a big trade show.
All villages near the ocean (Tazacorte, Puerto Naos, and El Remo) celebrate the patron saint of the fishermen.
Devil's party in Tijarafe
Celebrations with popular hand made horses called "Fufos".
Spanish National holiday
Tasting of the new wine with chestnuts and bacon in all bodegas
1978 the Spanish constitution came into effect by passing a plebiscite.
Day of the Immaculate Conception