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Antonio Lope´s Diary of War and Peña in 1778 includes a danceheld in Santa Cruz of Tenerife,where and by that time there was talk of extras.In 1783 an edict issued by the inpractice, never becoming famous meet the emergence of “caped” at night carnival.In 1891, is dated the apperance, for the first time as group rondalla own Carnival of Santa Cruz of Tenerife. Since 1945, Tenerife begin to celebrate Carnival in their homes, although the civil authorities continue to ban the meeting. In 1965 it was agreed that the Carnival, were declared of tourist interest, so two years later, in 1967, Carnival celebrations became National Tourist Interest. In 1976, the year again, and now without the censorship that characterized the Franco dictatorship, adopted the name of Carnaval.Fue on January 18, 1980, when the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife reached its highest award, to be declared International Tourist Interest by the Secretary of State for Tourism. Currently, different groups of Carnival have walked the name of the island of Tenerife, by both Spain and around the world, thus becoming the second most popular Carnival and internationally known after the Rio de Janeiro (Brazil .)



Tenerife Carnival Traditions: Carnival gets into full swing exactly one week before Ash Wednesday - and the subsequent beginning of Lent - with the election of the Carnival queen, her court and the junior Carnival queen. With the royal Carnival court elected and ready to go, things really get cracking with a massive, energetic parade featuring music groups, dance troupes, extravagant costumes and decorated floats. Snaking noisily and festively through the streets for hours on end, not even the youngest of children run out of energy.

- Carnival Tuesday -

On the so-called "Carnival Tuesday," the Tenerife Carnival hits its climax with a wild parade known as "El Coso." The city becomes a sea of the brightest colors, the most dynamic rhythms and pure, unbridled happiness as everyone shows off their best- dance, costumes, music, antique cars... the list is endless. Extravagant - yet often rather skimpy - costumes of sparkling sequins and flamboyant feathers complement the upbeat, tropical music hailing from Europe, Africa and Latin America. You can't miss the Carnival Queen and her court- these girls don (or better yet are placed into) elaborate costumes that take months to create and often weigh over 100 kilograms (220 pounds)!

- The "Entierro de la Sardina" -

With things like giant tomato fights and the Running of the Bulls, Spain has garnered quite the reputation for quirky traditions. Ash Wednesday's "Entierro de la Sardina" (Burial of the Sardine) is without a doubt one of the frontrunners in the off-beat category. In Santa Cruz, a giant constructed sardine - yes, as in the fish - perched on a throne is carried through the streets upon its own float, accompanied by an entourage composed of throngs of mourners. Now don't go expecting to see typical funeral mourners; dressed to the nines in costume, the satirical drama plays out as pregnant men, bawling women, priests, monks and even popes join in the general hysteria of lamenting the passing of the sardine. Representing the spirit of Carnival, the sardine's burial marks the line between the chaotic Carnival and the return to day-to-day normalcy and the onset of Lent.

- The "Piñata Chica" -

While the Entierro de la Sardina represents the end of Carnival, it's really just the beginning of the end, as there are still four days left to party. The definitive end is on the Sunday following Ash Wednesday, when Tenerife says "adios" to the Carnival with the so-called "Piñata Chica," a celebration featuring parades, parties and shows. Following the final parade, the Tenerife Carnival goes out with a literal bang as fireworks light the night sky.

-Some songs of carnival in Tenerife-


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Now don’t go expecting too see typical funeral mourners; dressed to the nines in costume ,the sitirical drama plaCarnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife boasts, along with the Carnival of Cádiz, the maximum consideration for parties which gives the ministry with responsibility for tourism in Spain. Carnival is considered the second most popular and internationally known after those held in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). [1] [2] [3] In fact the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is twinned with the city of Rio de Janeiro for this reason. [4] [5] In addition, it is noteworthy that the Padre Anchieta, Tenerife origin, founded the city together with São Paulo in the sixteenth century.

Thousands of people go out every year for over a week. Tourism is increasing at the same time it does in summer. On January 18, 1980 was declared International Tourist Interest by the Secretary of State for Tourism, and is one of the world's largest carnivals. It is also the only party who has that distinction canaria. In 2000, the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, dedicated this year to the Pirates turned the city into a world capital of the Carnival. And it is the most important of the country and one of the largest in the world. [6] [7] Today the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife aspires to become a World Heritage Site. [8] This statement by UNESCO will, if any, the largest international promotion has been Santa Cruz de Tenerife, being the first Carnival in Spain to obtain this recognition, by its permanence in time and why would the five continents through UNESCO . In 1987 I went to Carnaval Chicharrero Cuban singer Celia Cruz with the orchestra Billo's Caracas Boys, attended by 250,000 people, was registered in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest gathering of people in an outdoor plaza to attend a concert, a mark that remains today.

It has two distinct parts, the carnival "official" Mardi Gras in the street. The official carnival with over 100 groups with an average of 50 components each: street bands, processions, group costumes, street musicians and musical groups. The street carnival, comes to the participation of the citizens themselves in the party.

Thousands of people come every day to the streets to participate in a costume. Dance to local bands; of Caribbean rhythms, electronic music and music of year gambling all night. People hanging out and enjoying the streets every night for over a week.

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