Throughout the progression of the annual calendar, both residents and visitors of the Canary Islands have the occasion to partake in the celebration of an array of national, island, and municipal holidays.
These public holidays within the archipelago offer opportunities to revel in the cultural and religious abundance of the region. They also provide a platform for engaging in various activities, processions, and gatherings that cultivate a strong sense of community and belonging.
Each festivity carries its own significance and traditions, deeply rooted in the historical fabric of the islands. This endows these moments with a unique quality, making them exceptional instances to be cherished and shared amongst family and friends.
WHAT HOLIDAYS ARE OBSERVED FROM SEPTEMBER TO DECEMBER? NATIONAL HOLIDAYS
- October 12: Spanish National Holiday (Thursday).
- November 1: All Saints’ Day (Wednesday).
- December 6: Spanish Constitution Day (Wednesday).
- December 8: Immaculate Conception (Friday).
- December 25: Christmas.
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS (TENERIFE)
Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, also observes local holidays specific to various municipalities on the island:
- September 7: Güímar – Festivity of Our Lady of El Socorro.
- September 8: Arico – Festivity of Our Lady of Abona.
- September 8: Tegueste – Festivity of Our Lady of los Remedios.
- September 8: Los Silos – Festivity of Our Lady of la Luz.
- September 11: San Juan de La Rambla – Festivity of San José.
- September 14: La Laguna – Festivity of Santísimo Cristo de La Laguna.
- September 18: Guía de Isora – Festivity of the Santísimo Cristo de la Dulce Muerte.
- September 29: San Miguel de Abona – Festivity of San Miguel Arcángel.
- October 2: Arona – Festivity of Santísimo Cristo de la Salud.
- October 9: Adeje – Festivity of Santa Úrsula.
- October 16: El Tanque – Festivity of Santísimo Cristo del Calvario.
- October 21: Santa Úrsula – Festivity of Santa Úrsula.
- October 25: Buenavista del Norte – Festivity of Our Lady of Los Remedios.
- November 25: Tacoronte – Festivity of Santa Catalina.
OTHER ISLANDS PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
Additionally, each island within the Canary Islands has designated public holidays dedicated to their respective patron saints:
- September 8: Gran Canaria, Our Lady of El Pino.
- September 15: Lanzarote and La Graciosa, Our Lady of Los Volcanes.
- September 15: Fuerteventura, Our Lady of la Peña.
- September 25: El Hierro, Our Lady of Los Reyes.
- October 9: La Gomera, Our Lady of Guadalupe.