El Hierro Carnival 2021 - The Carnival in La Frontera

Published on January 03, 2020
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Every island or the Canaries has its own carnival season and in El Hierro the main event happens in La Frontera, in the area Tigaday, the most commercial part of town.

In 2020 the theme was "The Egyptian world", which has been selected via vote organized by the City Council. The main focus for this edition of the carnival were Los Carneros de Tigaday, which were seen on the streets on February 23 and 25.

A bit about the history and the traditions of Los Carneros

The tradition for the Carnival in El Hierro is that the local young people get dressed up in costumes made of rams skins and they have to go on the streets to scare people or make them laugh. Los Carneros, as they are called, also go after the people on the streets and paint their faces bitumen. The origins of this tradition are closely linked with the history of pastoral life in El Hierro. The island used to have many shepherds and for many years this used to be a very important occupation for locals. They still honor their history by keeping alive this tradition during the carnival days.

La Frontera Carnival 2021: to be announced

The date for the next edition of the carnival in La Frontera (El Hierro) has not been announced yet by the authorities, as there are many uncertainties regarding big events due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Frontera Carnival in El Hierro: to be announced
  • The theme for the Carnaval next year: to be announced

Schedule for the events in La Frontera

THIS IS THE SCHEDULE FROM ONE OF THE PAST EDITIONS - WE WILL UPDATE THIS PAGE AS SOON AS WE HAVE MORE INFO

25 February 2017

  • Coso de Carnaval at 17:00, starting from Las Ramblas
  • Music and dancing, starting at 21:00 in Calle Tigaday

26 February 2017

  • Salida de Los Carneros, at 17:00, Calle Tigaday

27 February 2017

  • Day Time Carnival at Tigaday Square: in the morning activities for children and music and concerts in the evening

28 February 2017

  • Salida de Los Carneros, at 17:00, Tigaday Streets

1 March 2017

  • Quema del "Machango", 19:00, from Merese Square 
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