This is the calendar of public holidays for 2017, as approved by the Canarian government.

– 6 January (Epifanía del Señor/Epiphany)
– 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 have been approved by the Government as follows:

Adeje:
20 January – Festividad de San Sebastián.
9 October – Festividad de Santa Úrsula, Patrona de la Villa.

Arafo:
28 February – Martes de Carnaval.
28 August – Festividad de San Bernardo.

Arona:
28 February – Martes de Carnaval.
2 October – Festividad del Santísimo Cristo de la Salud.

Arico:
28 February – Martes de Carnaval.
8 September – Festividad de Nuestra Señora de Abona.

Buenavista del Norte:
24 August – Festividad de San Bartolomé, Patrón de esta Villa.
25 October – Festividad de Nuestra Señora de Los Remedios, Patrona de la Villa.

Candelaria:
28 February – Martes de Carnaval.
26 July – Festividad de Santa Ana.

El Rosario:
28 February – Martes de Carnaval.
7 August – Festividad de Nuestra Señora de La Esperanza.

El Sauzal:
28 February – Martes de Carnaval.
29 June – Festividad de San Pedro Apóstol.

El Tanque:
31 August – Festividad Nuestra Señora de Buen Viaje.
16 October – Festividad del Santísimo Cristo del Calvario.

Fasnia:
28 February – Martes de Carnaval.
21 August – Fiestas Patronales.

Garachico:
26 July – Festividad de Santa Ana.
16 August – Festividad de San Roque.

Granadilla de Abona:
28 February – Martes de Carnaval.
13 June – Festividad de San Antonio de Padua, Patrón del municipio.

Guía de Isora:
24 June – Festividad de San Juan Bautista.
18 September – Festividad de Santísimo Cristo de la Dulce Muerte.

Güímar:
29 June – Festividad de San Pedro Apóstol.
7 September – Festividad de Nuestra Señora del Socorro.

Icod de los Vinos:
28 February – Martes de Carnaval.
25 April – Festividad de San Marcos Evangelista, Patrón de la Ciudad.

La Guancha:
18 January – Festividad de Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza.
21 August – lunes de las Fiestas Patronales.

La Matanza de Acentejo:
28 February – Martes de Carnaval.
7 August – Fiestas Patronales.

La Orotava:
28 February – Martes de Carnaval.
22 June – Infraoctava del Corpus Christi.

La Victoria de Acentejo:
28 February – Martes de Carnaval.
4 September – Fiestas Patronales.

Los Realejos:
3 May – Exaltación de la Santa Cruz.
31 July – Lunes del Carmen.

Los Silos:
24 June – Festividad de San Juan.
8 September – Festividad de Nuestra Señora de la Luz.

Puerto de la Cruz:
3 May – Exaltación de la Santa Cruz y Conmemoración de la Fundación de la Ciudad.
11 July – Festividad de la Virgen del Carmen.

San Cristóbal de la Laguna:
28 February – Martes de Carnaval.
14 September – Festividad del Santísimo Cristo de La Laguna.

San Juan de la Rambla:
24 June – Festividad de San Juan Bautista.
11 September – Fiestas de San José.

San Miguel de Abona:
28 February – Martes de Carnaval.
29 September – Festividad de San Miguel Arcángel.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife:
28 February – Martes de Carnaval.
3 May – Día de la Cruz, conmemoración de la Fiesta fundacional.

Santa Úrsula:
28 February – Martes de Carnaval.
21 October – Festividad de Santa Úrsula, Patrona del Municipio.

Santiago del Teide:
25 July – Festividad de Santiago Apóstol.
26 July – Festividad de Santa Ana.

Tacoronte:
28 February – Martes de Carnaval.
25 Novemmber – Festividad de Santa Catalina.

Tegueste:
25 April – Festividad de San Marcos Evangelista.
8 September – Festividad de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios.

Vilaflor:
24 April – Festividad del Hermano Pedro.
28 August – Festividad de San Roque y San Agustín.

This article has 7 Comments

  1. Do you know where Adeje’s New Year Eve celebrations will be, is it Adeje town or San Sebastián

  2. Yes, I’ve just this morning posted Adeje’s Christmas programme HERE. As it says HERE, it’s in the town’s Plaza de España, like last year.

  3. Hi Janet, long time reader of your site, we are in Tenerife (Adeje) for a month and were really hoping to find somewhere locally with a traditional Canadian folk music group. I see the music festival is more classical not folk, any ideas or suggestions greatly appreciated! Used to watch a fantastic group at the meeting place parque santiago 3/4 but sadly no more.

  4. If you’re here for a month, then Adeje’s San Sebastian Fiesta later this month would be perfect. I’ll be posting on it tomrrow, as it happens. If you can get up to Arona town, too, then from tomorrow there’s a Romeria there, for San Antonio Abad – there is a programme HERE. As the link says, there is transport from Los Cristianos (opposite the Auditorio Infanta Leonor) and Playa de las Américas (opposite the Hotel Central Zenter),

  5. Oh that’s brilliant, thank you so much Janet, the Arona festival looks perfect and would have missed it but for you. I think we will be going up more than once(!) several mentions of folk music in the schedule. Looking forward to San Sebastián, I have the 20th noted down for the ‘horse bathing’ not sure if that’s right but will read your article with interest.

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