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Salt Carpets of Corpus Christi

Salt Carpets of Corpus Christi

51 tons of salt was provided to make the salt carpets in the roads close to the church of San Gines in Arecife to celebrate. Tha salt is tinted with natural vibrant dyes to make religious pictures which are later walked upon during the processions of the festival. The...

Red Underwear for New Year

Many of you will have heard about the Spanish New Year tradition of eating 12 grapes with every strike of the clock at New Year. Another lesser known tradition and thought to bring you good luck for the coming year is to wear red underwear on New Years Eve. However,...

Procession Of The Sacred Heart Of Mary

After a night partying until dawn, the residents of Caleta de Famara woke up to accompany their Patroness, The Sacred Heart of Mary on the big day of the festivities in celebrate of her honor. After a religious Mass the procession began and was accompanied by music...

The Correct way To Dress

Lanzarote has launched a new incentive to promote the proper use of the traditional island costume. It has printed 5000 brochures and is holding talks all over the island. The idea is to create awareness and stop any new additions that are steering away from the...

Vintage Style Celebration In La Geria

La Geria, the region that surround the volcanic national park of Timanfaya was in celebration yesterday. A display was organised for locals and tourists themed in a vintage style purposely paying tribute to the traditions of the area. La Geria has a specific identity...

Firework Season

Throught the summer there are plenty of firework displays happening around the island to mark the end of the local fiestas. As the  festivities ended on Sunday in Puerto del Carmen, crowds filled the old town harbor to watch the display that lasted 15 minutes. The...

Canarian Expressions

When learning a different language you are more than likely with the best intension to come across words and phrases that you just will not find in the average dictionary or phrase book. Our local dialects are have been doctored over the years and words have been...

Summer Means Fiesta In Lanzarote

The summer in Lanzarote means fiesta. We are aproaching the second fortnight of July which means that the Fiestas of Carmen are about to start. This fiesta is celebrated in all of the villages but the most prominant will be in Arrecife capital followed by Puerto del...

Carnival Dates 2018 Released

Carnival dates for Lanzarote have been released for 2018. If you have never been to the island during this time, its well worth a visit. Something to cheer you up in the winter months. The first to celebrate will be the capital of Arrecife. This is the main event and...

Day of the Canaries

Today is a bank holiday in the Canary Islands which is celebrated every year on the 30th May. It marks the anniversary of the first session of Canary Islands parliament as one of the autonomos of Spain. Its a day where people celebrate culture and many dress in the...