The carnival returns to its annual meeting with those seeking a party atmosphere that combines colorful costumes, parades, and countless street parties. In every country and every place, the carnival has a nuance, but there is a common element in all this is the party atmosphere, music and color.
In the Canaries, the carnivals are held on the different islands, thousands of people take to the streets for over a week. It has two distinct parts, the carnival “official” and the carnival in the street.
The official carnival meets at least 100 groups with an average of 50 components each: street musicians, parades, group costumes, street musicians and musical groups.
On the street, thousands of people come each day to participate in a costume. Dancing to local bands that make different rhythms: Latin electronic music all night.
The Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife holds, along with the Carnival of Cádiz, the maximum consideration for holidays granted by the Ministry with responsibility for tourism in Spain. Carnival is considered the second most popular and internationally known after those held in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). In fact the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is twinned with the city of Rio de Janeiro for this reason.
Thousands of people take to the streets every year for over a week. On January 18, 1980 was declared International Tourist Interest by the Secretary of State for Tourism, and is one of the world’s largest carnivals. It is also the only party that holds the distinction canaria. In 2000, the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, dedicated this year to the Pirates made the city Capital of the World Carnival. And it is the most important of the country and one of the largest in the world.
The Carnival of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria which is held in the town of that name (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), is the longest established festival and one of the most massive of the Havana municipality of the island of Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain) and one of the most important of the country and the world.
In the holidays we celebrate the Election Gala Queen and Gala’s Choice Drag Queen of Carnival. The latter was launched in 1998, was precisely the carnival capital of Gran Canaria the first and only one in Spain to include this modality.
Carnival main stage is located in the Parque Santa Catalina. The massive participation of citizens in the Grand Parade, the Mogollon and the Burial of the Sardine-closing celebration, have made an outstanding contribution to the success of the Carnival of the city.