Public holiday on Friday as Tenerife celebrates Semana Santa

Public holiday on Friday as Tenerife celebrates Semana Santa

Holy Week of Easter started yesterday with Palm Sunday, and Good Friday this week is a public holiday. Throughout Semana Santa, however, many parts of Tenerife will be commemorating Jesus Christ’s last week on Earth with processions and display of sacred statues.

I think everyone would agree that the main event of Easter here is Adeje’s Passion Play, an internationally renowned and televised performance of Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem and the events leading up to his crucifixion. This takes place in Adeje town on Friday – see HERE. Also, increasingly famous is the Pascua Florida – floral exhibitions of the Stations of the Cross – in Guía de Isora from Thursday – see HERE.

The local cultural and religious programmes run by various Ayuntamientos throughout Tenerife for Easter are HERE. For other public holidays in 2018, please see HERE.

N.B. Thanks to an error in the regional Government’s administrative computation of 2018’s fiestas, Easter Thursday will not be an official public holiday but a “recuperable” one. This means that employees will be able to have the day off, but will have to make the hours up.   

6 Comments

  1. It’s also a Bank Holiday on Thursday.

  2. Author

    no, it isn’t. See the NB I’ve added to the end of the post above, and also HERE for the official list of regional public holidays in the Canaries.

    (Thanks to Google’s security paranoia, you might need to remove “https://” from the start of that URL which could show as broken … but which is not broken at all. It’s just that the Canarian Government hasn’t updated its website security and Google doesn’t like it).

  3. Thursday also

  4. How strange normally a bank holiday on the Thursday as well!!

  5. Author

    Please see the NB I’ve added to the end of the post above, and also HERE for the official list of regional public holidays in the Canaries.

    (Thanks to Google’s security paranoia, you might need to remove “https://” from the start of that URL which could show as broken … but which is not broken at all. It’s just that the Canarian Government hasn’t updated its website security and Google doesn’t like it).

  6. That clears that up Thanks

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