Immaculate Conception Fiesta 2010

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception, or La Inmaculada Conceptión as it is known in Spanish, is a bank holiday which falls on December 8th every year. This public holiday marks the start of the Christmas celebrations and it is… (READ MORE)

All Saints’ Day in the Canaries

All Saints’ Day in Gran Canaria falls on November 1st. This fiesta is a bank holiday and it is called “Todos Los Santos” in Spanish. Traditionally, All Saints’ Day is when the Canarians and Spanish lay flowers on the graves… (READ MORE)

Maspalomas Carnival 2010

The Maspalomas Carnival, also spelt Maspalomas Carnaval (in Spanish!), is set to take place from 11th to 21st March 2010 and it has a Eurovision Song Contest theme this year. The carnival features singing, dancing, competitions and parades. The Las… (READ MORE)

Christmas in Gran Canaria – What’s On?

If you are going to be spending Christmas in Gran Canaria, you might be wondering what’s on. Of course, lying on the beach and sunbathing makes a nice change on Christmas day but what about Christmas Eve in Gran Canaria… (READ MORE)

Water Fight in Lomo Magullo

This fiesta takes place every August and thousands of Canarians come to Lomo Magullo, which is in Telde, to take part in this street water fight. The tradition is known as water-fetching (“traída de agua” in Spanish) and it dates… (READ MORE)

Gay Pride Gran Canaria 2010

Gay Pride is always a huge event in Gran Canaria and it goes on for six days. Gay Pride 2010 Maspalomas kicks off on 2nd May with a VIP boat cruise featuring the E-Sensual Dancers. The following day is “Street… (READ MORE)

Las Palmas Carnival 2010

The carnival in Las Palmas begins on 26th January 2010 and you will need to be in Parque Catalina, Las Palmas, to see the events kick off. The Carnival Queen gala is on Febuary 5th and the Drag Queen gala… (READ MORE)

Gran Canaria Christmas 2009

You might not be thinking about Christmas yet. It is only the beginning of November after all. 🙂 However, Christmas day is only 46 days away so if you are toying with the idea of spending Christmas in Gran Canaria,… (READ MORE)