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Lanzarote Can Celebrate San Juan

Lanzarote Can Celebrate San Juan

Its been announced that the Arrecife City Council will allow bonfires for the traditional fiestas of San Juan this year. There will be recommendations that everyone will have had to adhere to.  Anyone that is planning to celebrate the fiesta will have to first request...

3 Kings day in Lanzarote

3 Kings day in Lanzarote

Today is 3 kings day in Lanzarote. Its the Spanish Christmas day celebrated by the 3 kings arriving on camels to give out presents to the children. Every village has their own procession and ceremony where the kings arrive throwing sweets to the children. Its the...

Dolores 2019

Dolores 2019

Lanzarotes' largest pilgrimage is due to take place on 14/09/19 in honor the virgin Dolores in Macher Blanca. Thousands of islanders dressed in the traditional Canarian costume will make a promise and set off walking towards the village from their chosen locations to...

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...