Public holidays on Thursday and Friday as Tenerife celebrates Semana Santa

Public holidays on Thursday and Friday as Tenerife celebrates Semana Santa

It’s Holy Week of Easter, and Holy Thursday and Good Friday this week are both public holidays. 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 Ayuntamientos throughout Tenerife for Easter are HERE, and there are services in English too HERE.

For other public holidays in 2017, please see HERE.

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