“With the celebration of dances and daytime performances in the different scenarios that are usually distributed around the city, people of all ages, and even whole families, enjoy a huge dance party of costumes to which, every year, dozens of thousands of people.” — carnavaldetenerife.com
It is considered the second most popular and internationally known carnival, after the one held in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Partially for this reason, the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is twinned with the city of Rio de Janeiro.
Thousands of people take to the streets every year for more than a week. In 1980, it was declared a Tourist Festival of International Interest by the Secretary of State for Tourism. The festival has two parts: the official Carnival, and the Carnival on the street. The official carnival has more than a hundred groups, including murgas, comparsas, rondallas and other musical groups. The street carnival is more loosely organized, and comprises the people celebrating on the streets. Thousands of people come each day to the streets to participate, most of whom wear a disguise in accordance with Carnival tradition.
Tenerife Carnival Program 2018
Queen’s Choice Gala | S/C Tenerife 2018.
Photograph in: Candelaria Street intersection with Santo Domingo Street, in the neighborhood: La Noria, 38003, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.
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Photograph by www.carnavaldetenerife.com