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Colors of Tenerife - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

abstract building with concrete wave Each year, the grand carnival is held in Tenerife. It is the most striking event in the island’s cultural life. This beautiful national holiday has been celebrated since colonial times; three hundred and fifty years ago, the Carnival was a privilege of nobles, who held lavish celebrations with masquerade and rich feasts. Nobles and royals dressed in costumes of common people, their servants hid their faces behind masks and tried on the royal costumes. These days, the masquerade remains one of the main traditions of the holiday.
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During its long history the Carnival has undergone many changes; the colorful holiday was repeatedly banned. Currently Carnival in Tenerife is the universal event, which gives only to the legendary Carnival in Rio by its fame and popularity. It is held at the end of February; the main part of celebrations held in the city of Santa Cruz.
According to tradition, a bright holiday begins with the selection of Carnival’s Queen. Preparation for this important event lasts all year long. Public and government organizations choose the island 's most promising contestants; after that experienced fashion designers are working for many months to create their grand costumes. Contestants have to be not only charming and talented, but also very hardy, because often the weight of festive costumes is more than ten kilos. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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After selecting the Queen, the street holiday procession is held; it blends in with mass festivities and ends only in the morning of the next day. The other anticipated event of the festival is the parade, which is attended by local residents and visitors of the island. Its members need only to dress in colorful costumes to walk through the streets of the city. The grand parade held in Santa Cruz in 1987 got into the Guinness Book of Records; it was attended by about 240,000 people.
Огни Las Américas // Lights of Las Américas The end of the Carnival is very amazing and heart-stirring. The last day of the festival is called ‘The funeral of sardines.’ The huge figure of fish made ​​of papier-mache is burned on one of the city squares; the process is accompanied by the loud cry of local residents and visitors of the Carnival. This comical and touching ritual signals the end of the Carnival, but the next day locals begin preparing for the holiday, which will be held next year.
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Reference information
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Tenerife
♥   Catedral de San Cristóbal, La Laguna, 34.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Tenerife
♥   Castle 'Castle of San Felipe' Canary Islands, 14.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of San Miguel' Canary Islands, 24.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of San Joaquín' Canary Islands, 35.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of San Juan' Canary Islands, 37 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of San Andrés' Canary Islands, 45 km from the center. On the map   Photo

National traditions of Spain

Spain is home to bullfighting and siesta, which very vividly characterize the mentality of the inhabitants of this country. Passionate and emotional Spaniards are never in a hurry; they are always relaxed and try to enjoy every moment of life. People are very expressive and noisy. They communicate with each other in a high voice, always express their emotions in a bright and open manner. A traveler may think that in Spain all people are familiar. Random companions in the subway or neighbors in the park can communicate with each other as if they know each other for  ages. The Spaniards are very open and friendly; they smile and greet everyone they meet. Bright, stormy speech is complemented by active gesticulation. … Open
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Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Tenerife. Learn the best periods to visit Tenerife to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Tenerife.
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