Festivities in the Canary Islands

Discover the main festivities in the Canary Islands and its festivities’ calendar.

Festivities in the Canary Islands

Like elsewhere in the world, in the Canary Islands there are many festivities throughout the year. The most important festivities are the nationwide holidays when most public establishments and official institutions are closed such as the post office. Below you might find a list of some of the most important holidays in the Canary Islands.


New Year: 1st January.
King’s Day: 6th.


Valentine’s Day: 14th February.
Carnival (banks are still open): 20th February.


Holy Friday: first friday of the month.


Labour’s day: 1st May.
Holy Cross (only in Santa Cruz): 3rd May.
Mother’s Day: first sunday of May.
Canary Islands Festivity: 30th May.


Asunción: 15th August.


Nuestra señora del pino (only in Gran Canaria): 8th september.
Nuestra señora de los dolores (only in Lanzarote): 15th september.
Nuestra señora de la peña (only in Fuerteventura): 25th september.
Nuestra señora de los Reyes (only in el Hierro): 25th september.


Nuestra señora de Guadalupe (only in La Gomera): 9th October
National Day: 12th October


All Saints Day: 1st november.
Constitution Day: 6th november.


The immaculate: 8th December.
Christmas Eve: 24th December.
Christmas: 25th December.
New Year’s Eve: 31st December.

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