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Author Topic: 2017 public holidays and local fiestas

Offline Janet

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2017 public holidays and local fiestas
« on: Sun 6 Nov 2016, 14:41 »
This is the calendar of public holidays for 2017, as approved by the Canarian government.

– 6 January (Epifanía del Señor/Epihany)
– 2 February (Tenerife’s “island day” for patron saint Virgen de la Candelaria)
– 13 April (Jueves Santo/Easter Thursday)
– 14 April (Viernes Santo/Easter Friday)
– 1 May (Fiesta del Trabajo/Workers’ Day)
– 30 May (Día de Canarias/Canarian Day)
– 15 August (Asunción de la Virgen/Assumption)
– 12 October (Fiesta Nacional de España/Spain Day)
– 1 November (Todos los Santos/All Saints Day)
– 6 December (Día de la Constitución Española/Spanish Constitution Day)
– 8 December (Inmaculada Concepción/Immaculate Conception)
– 25 December (Natividad del Señor/Christmas Day)

In addition to the above 12 public holidays (11 regional/national plus 1 island day), each municipality has its own two days bringing the total number of holidays in any given area to 14. It is the proliferation of these two local days throughout the island that gives the impression that it’s the whole of Tenerife that is constantly on holiday. Those for 2017 will be announced in due course and I’ll add them below when they are published.
One must have sunshine, freedom and flowers. Hans Christian Andersen

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Re: 2017 public holidays and local fiestas
« Reply #1 on: Mon 30 Jan 2017, 15:44 »
Just a reminder that that second island-wide public holiday for the year is this Thursday, 2 February. It's in honour of the Virgen de la Candelaria, La Morenita (the Black Madonna), who is the Canary Islands’ patron saint, and she has particular meaning for Tenerife because her apparition is said to have taken place in 1392 in Candelaria, where her basilica is now located.
One must have sunshine, freedom and flowers. Hans Christian Andersen

Offline Myrtle Hogan-Lance

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Re: 2017 public holidays and local fiestas
« Reply #2 on: Mon 30 Jan 2017, 21:06 »
And it is flaming Alcalá's fiesta, which means traffic will be even more fucked up than snaffled up than normal......grrrrr....


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Re: 2017 public holidays and local fiestas
« Reply #3 on: Wed 26 Apr 2017, 11:33 »
Public holiday next Monday for May Day/Workers' Day!
One must have sunshine, freedom and flowers. Hans Christian Andersen

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Re: 2017 public holidays and local fiestas
« Reply #4 on: Tue 8 Aug 2017, 11:36 »
Just a reminder that a week today, next Tuesday, 15 August, is a public holiday for Asunción (Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven), the fiestas patronales for the whole island, and the focal point of the celebrations is the veneration of the Virgin in Candelaria itself – see post HERE. Banks, and many offices and shops will be closed.
One must have sunshine, freedom and flowers. Hans Christian Andersen

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Re: 2017 public holidays and local fiestas
« Reply #5 on: Thu 26 Oct 2017, 09:41 »
Next Wednesday, 1 November, is a public holiday for Todos los Santos (All Saints Day). Banks, most offices and many shops will be closed.
One must have sunshine, freedom and flowers. Hans Christian Andersen