Ready, Steady, “Carnaval”!

Santa Cruz de Tenerife


With over 4 months to go, “Carnaval” fever
is already hitting Tenerife.

… and deservedly so, as the second biggest carnival in the world,
after Rio de Janeiro,
and an event which attracts thousands of people from around the world,
this is the most important fiesta in Tenerife,
and the Canary Islands.

There is a theme chosen each year and the Carnaval is based around this theme. With the city decorated accordingly, the locals will be rushing around in the preceding weeks, choosing their costumes relating to the theme of the Carnaval. In recent years there has been a Caribbean theme and Fantasy theme, last year we had an Under the Sea theme and for 2020 the theme will be The Coquette 50s! .

Santa Cruz
Carnaval 2020
will start on
19th February until
1st March 2020

This years theme is
“The Coquette ’50s!”

If you are planning on joining the festivities next year, here are the provisional dates and events for Carnaval 2020…

Provisional Programme of Events

19 February – First day of Carnaval, Election of the Carnaval Queen

22 February – Daytime Carnaval

24 February – Monday – Carnaval

25 February – Tuesday – Carnaval

26 February – Burial of the Sardine

28 February – Children’s Fair

29 February – Daytime Carnaval

1 March – Sunday, last day of Carnaval

Here is a selection of some of the fantastic costumes from previous Carnavals …