It has been decided! From 27 March until 10 April the voting was open for the public to choose between four options for a theme of the next Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Television, Antarctica, Greece or Japan, and today the results were announced.
Finally “Television” will be the theme for the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife in 2024, scheduled to be held between 12 January and 18 February. This option was pronounced as the winning one after the clolsing of the online voting organised by the capital’s City Council, through its Autonomous Body for Festivals and Recreational Activities (OAFAR).
This theme accumulated a total of 2,313 votes, which represented 31% of popular support over the other options. In second position, and with a support of 2,267 people, was ‘Japan’. Classical Greece’ and ‘Antarctica, the cold winter’ received 2,184 and 701 votes, respectively.
The councillor for Festivities, Alfonso Cabello, expressed his excitement at learning the new theme of the Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival, thanking “the complicity and commitment to the carnival of all the people who voted for the 2024 theme”.
According to Cabello, “with this step, the engines of creativity of our festival of international tourist interest are set in motion”; for an edition, which the mayor stresses will have the organisational challenge of practically overlapping with the Christmas and Epiphany festivities.
Voting could be done through the official Carnival website from 09.00 hours last Monday, 27 March, and remained open until 23.59 hours yesterday, 10 April.
In order to guarantee the correct result and to avoid duplicate votes, the computer system applied a filter that validated only one vote per IP address. After applying this filter, a total of 7,465 valid votes were counted.
The Carnival 2024 calendar will begin on 12 January with the traditional presentation of the candidates. The Children’s Queen will be announced on Sunday, 28 January, and the Senior Queen on Wednesday, 31 January. The Gala Election of the Carnival Queen will be held on Wednesday 7 February, which will be the start of the celebrations in the streets of the capital until 18 February, Piñata Sunday.