El Hierro Carnival 2024 - The Carnival in La Frontera

Published on October 10, 2023
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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.

Marine World” is the allegory chosen for the 2024 Carnival in La Frontera, El Hierro. The theme was chosen via online voting on the social network pages belonging to the La Frontera City Council.

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 2024: 10 - 14 February, 2024

  • Frontera Carnival in El Hierro: 10 - 14 February, 2024
  • The theme for the 2024 Carnival: Marine World (El Mundo Marino)

The City Council also announced the departure date of Los Carneros de Tigaday, scheduled for Sunday, February 11, and Tuesday, February 13th.

Schedule for the events in La Frontera

These are the usual events that usually happen during the carnival in La Frontera - El Hierro.

  • Coso de Carnaval - starting from Las Ramblas
  • Music and dancing - in Calle Tigaday
  • Salida de Los Carneros - Calle Tigaday
  • Day Time Carnival at Tigaday Square: in the morning activities for children and music and concerts in the evening
  • Salida de Los Carneros - Tigaday Streets
  • Quema del "Machango" - from Merese Square 
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