This weekend is a bank holiday weekend in Tenerife with three days of festivities


  • Canarian Weekly
  • 31-01-2024
  • Tenerife
  • Photo Credit: El Dia
This weekend is a bank holiday weekend in Tenerife with three days of festivities

Tenerife is getting ready for a bank holiday this weekend, the first since Christmas and New Year, and before the Carnival celebrations get into full swing. Residents and visitors to the island, depending on their location, will have the opportunity to enjoy several bank holidays and lots of festivities in quick succession.

This is the first long weekend of the year as the island celebrates the festival of the Virgen de Candelaria, which takes place on Friday (February 2nd). In total, the Canary Islands will have 11 public holidays this year, some of which are regional and others national. Furthermore, each island has its own distinctive public holiday, and in Tenerife, it is the Virgen de Candelaria.

NATIONAL BANK HOLIDAYS FOR THE CANARY ISLANDS IN 2024:

1st January: New Year’s Day

6th January: Epiphany of the Lord

28th March: Maundy Thursday

29th March: Good Friday

1st May: Labour Day

30th May: Canary Islands Day

15th August: Assumption of the Virgin Mary

12th October: Spanish National Holiday

1st November: All Saints’ Day

6th December: Spanish Constitution Day

25th December: Nativity of the Lord

BANK HOLIDAYS BY ISLAND IN 2024:

The designated public holidays for each island are as follows:

2nd February: Feast Day of the Virgen de Candelaria in Tenerife

5th August: Feast Day of Our Lady of Las Nieves in La Palma

9th September: The Monday following the feast of Nuestra Señora del Pino in Gran Canaria

16th September: Feast Day of Our Lady of the Volcanoes in Lanzarote and La Graciosa

20th September: Feast Day of Our Lady of La Peña in Fuerteventura

24th September: Feast Day of Our Lady of the Kings on El Hierro

7th October: Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Gomera

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