30 May is Día de Canarias

This Sunday 30 May is Día de Canarias. Normally it’s a public holiday with shops and offices away from the main tourist areas closed, and there are official events and traditional dances. This year, however, it’s a Sunday and so not a public holiday, and in any case, like last year, the traditional celebrations are impossible in a time of covid. Nonetheless, have a look HERE for what usually happens, and what we must all hope will happen again one year soon.

Last year, the Canarian Government said that 2020’s Día de Canarias would be a homage for us all, for ensuring that our unity, exemplary behaviour and responsibility overcomes adversity, allowing us to look towards the future. Well, here we are a year later, so we must all hope that that’s true one year soon too!

The next actual public holiday is Asunción de la Virgen/Assumption on 16 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.