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The Canary Guide #WeeekendTips 2-4 February 2024 • The Canary News

Tejeda is celebrating the 51st edition of their famous Almond Blossom Festival until 4 February 2024. The main days for the festivities are 3-4 February. 

“The first weekend of February on Gran Canaria marks the almond blossom festival celebrated in Tejeda. The flowering of the almond trees in the middle of winter, most years as January ends and on into February, heralds the imminent arrival of Spring and, for the communities of the island’s summits, making the Almendros in Flor perhaps the most important “pagan” celebration of the island’s flowering fields.”

Recognised as a Festival of National Tourist Interest, The Fiestas del Almendro en Flor Tejeda, one of the most popular festivities during the winter season on Gran Canaria is also one of the most wonderful events to visit at this time of year. Almond trees blossoming up in the mountains daubing the beautiful spring scenery in an experience most definitely worth a drive along the island’s oldest roads.

In the past editions of “Fiesta del Almendro en Flor, Tejeda”, there have been countless attendees coming to Tejeda from around the island, from other islands, from the national territory, and from other countries. This celebration, which started as a local party sponsored by “tejedenses” still young at that time, has grown in unimaginable ways, becoming what is today a benchmark in terms of the esencia of canariedad, the essence of canarianism, expressed through music, dance, food, crafts and local autonomous sports.

Friday 2 February:
at 09:30 Meeting of schools CEO Tejeda and the CEIP Las Lagunetas, La Lechuza, La Solana, Ariñez, Utiaca and Rey Juan Carlos at the Alfredo Kraus Cultural Center.
at 20:00 Pregón, opening proclamation of the fiestas with music performance at the Alfredo Kraus Cultural Center.
at 21:30 V Encuentro de Parrandas, Canarian music group gathering at Plaza de la Vaguada.
at 23:30 Party with music by La Tribu at Plaza de la Vaguada.

Saturday 3 February:
The first day is dedicated to tourists and for everyone who wants to enjoy all that this village, officially one the most beautiful villages in Spain, has to offer.

From 10:00 Artisan Craft and Gastronomy Fair.
During the day traditional Canarian music from the parrandas and invited groups, as well as workshops and exhibitions with traditional games, Canarian wrestling, shepherd’s jump, Canarian whistle, and stick fighting.
10:00-14:00 The first edition of the “Quick Painting” contest
at 12:00 Music show with Maresía
at 14:00 Music show with Faneroque Margullando
at 15:30 Lively little street parade with papahuevos, entertained by the Isleña Band
at 17:30 Music show with Vaya 2
at 20:00h Presentation of the Silver Almond Tree and musical performance
at 22:30 Gran Verbena del Almendro, Almond party

 

Sunday 4 February 2024:
The second Day Sunday will be a true sample of culture and Canarian tradition. Artisans, folkloric groups, ventorrillos, and typical products of the area, everyone will meet from the early hours of the day setting up an authentic canvas whose most important element is the people who visit. The day will be enlivened by folkloric groups.

From 10:00 Artisan Craft and Gastronomy Fair.
at 14:30 Music show with Compañía Pieles
at 15:00 Music show with Pedro Afonso

 

There are special bus schedules by Guaguas Global to facilitate travel to Tejeda. 

🚌 From the South, bus nro 18 from Faro de Maspalomas
🚌 From the capital, bus nro 305


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