Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2023

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Estimated attendance: 400k visitors annually.
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Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife
is one of the largest and most popular carnivals in the world, attracting over a million visitors each year.

When it's Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife 2023?

Starts
19 Feb 2023
Ends
26 Feb 2023
Length
7 Days
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Held annually in the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife on the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands, the carnival is a vibrant and colorful celebration that combines music, dance, and elaborate costumes.
The origins of the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife can be traced back to the 18th century when it was first held to mark the start of the Christian season of Lent. In the beginning, the carnival was a modest affair, with only a few thousand people participating. However, over time it has grown and popularity, and today it is known as one of the biggest and most spectacular carnivals in the world.
The Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is held over the course of two weeks, and it features a wide range of events and activities. One of the main highlights of the carnival is the parade, which takes place on the final Sunday and Monday of the carnival. This event features elaborate floats, decorated with lights, music, and intricate designs, as well as hundreds of performers dressed in elaborate costumes. The parade is a true spectacle to behold, with many people coming from all over the world just to witness it.
Another popular event during the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the "coronation" of the carnival queen. This event takes place on the first Sunday of the carnival, and it involves the selection of a young woman to serve as the queen of the carnival. The queen is chosen based on her beauty, talent, and overall appeal, and she is crowned in a ceremony that is attended by thousands of people.
In addition to the parade and the coronation of the carnival queen, the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife also features a range of other activities and events. These include concerts, street parties, and the "burial of the sardine," a tradition in which a large sardine is burned in a symbolic gesture to mark the end of the carnival season.
One of the things that makes the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife so special is the incredible attention to detail that goes into every aspect of the event. From the floats to the costumes to the music and dance, everything is carefully planned and executed to ensure that the carnival is a truly unforgettable experience.
Another thing that sets the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife apart from other carnivals is the sense of community that it fosters. This is a celebration that brings people together from all occupations, and it is a time for people to come together and have fun. Whether you are a local resident or a visitor from another country, you are sure to feel welcome and included in the festivities.
If you have never been to the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, you are in for a real treat. Whether you are a fan of music, dance, or just want to experience one of the most exciting and vibrant celebrations in the world, the carnival is an event that you won't want to miss. So, mark your calendars and start planning your trip to Tenerife, because the
Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife
is an experience that you will never forget.