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Lucha Canaria

Lucha Canaria

Lucha Canaria is a traditional Canarian sport dating back to times of the first inhabitants of the islands. The Canarian aborigines were said to use the wrestling sport to resolve conflicts. The Canarian Wrestling consists of one of the two fighters knocking down the...

12 Grapes on New Years Eve

12 Grapes on New Years Eve

Anyone lucky enough to be spending New Years Eve in Lanzarote will need to know about this Spanish tradition. You may even find that if you have booked into a local restaurant on the 31st, you will be given a little bag of 12 grapes. What you need to do is when the...

60th Anniversary of Los Buches

60th Anniversary of Los Buches

One of the unique carnival traditions for Lanzarote is the participation of a group`of older gentlemen called Los Buches. The translation of buches in English is fish bladder and the name derives from a group of fisherman that used to blow up fish bladders and hit...

Three Kings Day

Three Kings Day

Tomorrow, 6th January is Kings Day. The Spanish celebrate this as we English celebrate Christmas day although festivities begin today 5th Jan. Puerto del Carmen Thursday 5th January 2023 11:00 Arrival of the 3 kings at the harbour in the Old Town . There will be a...

Puerto del Carmen Fiesta 2022

Puerto del Carmen Fiesta 2022

The local council of Puerto del Carmen have announced the events programme for this month's upcoming fiesta, The upcoming festivities, in honour of Nuestra Senora del Carmen, begins on the 1st August and finishes on the 14th August and takes place in the Old Town and...

San Juan Fiestas

San Juan Fiestas

The San Juan Fiestas are celebrated every year on the 23rd June. The popular celebration, according to tradition, marks the start of summer and you will see small and larger bonfires on the the beaches of Lanzarote and scattered about the countryside. This year, the...

Happy Kings Day!

Happy Kings Day!

Today is one of the most anticipated days of the year for Spanish Children. On this day, children will wake up to presents left by the Three Kings and the day is spent playing and having family gatherings.  On the night of the 5th January it is the tradition to leave...

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...