Tenerife Carnaval 2013

Well its the time of year again that the child comes out in everyone again… No, its not Christmas again it’s carnival time…!!!

Every year Carnaval brings the sights and sounds of something different and this year of course is no different, this year Carnaval is paying homage to Bollywood.  Said to be the second best carnaval in the world…in fact second only to Rio De Janeiro.

Dressing up in fancy dress and dancing will of course be the name of the game for the most part…oh and the partaking of food and alcoholic beverages as is the wont of the average party goer.

There is generally quite a bit going on at this time of year leading up to the carnaval celebrations so you can follow this link to the official website to see what is going on and this link will take you to the full program of events but also keep a look out in your local Tenerife newspapers for what is happening in your immediate area.

Last year I went behind the scenes of the Los Cristianos Carnaval and wrote an article on the general setting up of the carnival procession that leads up through the town itself.

Carnaval is a great experience for everyone, whether you go to one of the local celebrations or if you venture to Santa Cruz during the day and into the evening.

If you are going to celebrate Carnaval 2013, make sure you stay safe, keep your valuables safe preferably in a zipped pocket or bag but above all…have a great time.

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