It’ll be very different this year, of course, but next Saturday 30 May is a public holiday for Día de Canarias. Normally shops and offices close away from the main tourist areas, and there are official events and traditional dances; this year none of it will happen, of course, at least not in the same form, but it is still a public holiday, and so have a look HERE for what usually happens, and what we must all hope will happen again from next year.
The Canarian Government itself has said that this year’s Día de Canarias will be viewed as an homage for us all, for all Canarians who are ensuring with our exemplary behaviour and responsibility that united we overcome any adversity. And now, the Government says, we can start to look towards the future.
🇮🇨 Campaña institucional por el Día de Canarias 2020
En este #DíadeCanarias el homenaje es para ti, para todos los canarios y canarias que con su comportamiento ejemplar y su responsabilidad están logrando que superemos unidos cualquier adversidad. Ahora, miremos el futuro pic.twitter.com/pn0fRMmPU9
— Presidencia GobCan (@PresiCan) May 24, 2020
The Día de Canarias is the last island-wide bank holiday now until Asunción de la Virgen/Assumption on 15 August, though there are some mid-summer municipal bank holidays throughout the summer; there’s a link to them all – municipal, insular and regional – HERE.