The Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the most popular holiday in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the most participatory of all celebrated in the Canaries. In 1980, it has the distinction of being officially declared "Fiesta of International Tourist Interest. And since 1987, appears in the book of Records Guinness with the largest audience participation, - more than 200 thousand people - in a dance held in open place.
At the beginning of February
The most important event is the election of Carnival Queen of the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife along with the cavalcade and the "coso", but among them we find a series of rites such as the carnival of the day, the funeral of the sardine, a contest Which rewards the song and parody of the groups.
The most important creative industries of this carnival are undoubtedly designers of costumes and float builders, followed by makeup artists, hairdressers and musicians
The performances of "murgas" and the election of the queen of the carnival take place in the "International Center of Fairs and Congresses". The parades and other performances take place in the important streets of the city and in the theater "Guimerá"
"El Organismo Autónomo de Fiestas de Santa Cruz de Tenerife (OAFAR) albergará el desarrollo y puesta en marcha de más de un centenar de actividades culturales, deportivas y de ocio, dirigidas a todos los públicos a lo largo de cada día del año. Esta actividad se desarrolla con mucho trabajo y organización de los distintas áreas que componen OAFAR."
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