Canary Islands Music Festival January 2011

Between January 7 and February 6, 2011, you can enjoy the annual Canary Islands music festival. This festival has taken place every year since 1985 and each year there seem to be more artists and visitors. The classical music concerts… (READ MORE)

Carnival Queen Gala 2010

The carnival in Las Palmas in 2010 lasts from January 26th until February 20th and there are all kinds of events from processions, parades, music, dancing, food and drink shows, drag queen competitions and, of course, the Carnival Queen Gala…. (READ MORE)

Carnival Drag Queen Gala 2010 in Gran Canaria

The Carnival Queen Gala takes place on February 12th in Las Palmas and this is part of the Las Palmas Carnival 2010. Expect to see some truly wild costumes including glitter, sparkles, feathers and skyscraper heels… and that’s just the… (READ MORE)

Holy Thursday 2010

As a nation of Catholics, the Spanish and Canarians celebrate Easter. Holy Thursday falls on April 1st in 2010, the day before Good Friday. The whole week is called Holy Week or “Semana Santa” in Spanish and you will see… (READ MORE)

Aborigines’ Day 2010 in Gran Canaria

Most people think of Australia as opposed to Gran Canaria when they think of aborigines but April 29th is Aborigines’ day in the Canary Islands. This festival celebrates the Guanches uprising against the Spanish and when the Crown of Castile… (READ MORE)

Gran Canaria Cheese Festival 2010

The cheese festival in Gran Canaria takes place in Santa Maria de Guia each year, at the end of spring. This little town used to be part of Galdar but the two are now separate towns, situated about 23 miles… (READ MORE)

Epiphany – Gran Canaria

Epiphany falls on January 5th every year in the Canary Islands. This is the day before King’s Day which is when the Canarian children get their Christmas presents. The streets will be decorated with lights and Christmas decorations and there… (READ MORE)

Labour Day in the Canaries

Labour day is known as “fiesta del trabajo” in Gran Canaria and all over Spain. This is a public holiday so expect everything except the tourist shops, bars and restaurants to be closed. Labour day falls on May 1st, which… (READ MORE)

New Year’s Day 2010 in Gran Canaria

As you might now, I work in the harbour, Puerto Escala, selling fishing trips. Christmas and New Year is the busiest period of the entire year, apart from July to September (the summer season). However… new year’s day is the… (READ MORE)