Garachico Carnival 2020 - Dates & Schedule

Published on February 19, 2020
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The charming square in Garachico - a place that you must visit while in Tenerife

As one of the most charming towns in Tenerife, Garachico celebrates its own carnival, usually in February or March.

This particular carnaval distinguishes itself from the others through its own version of the popular event "Burial of the sardine", which is known celebrated here as Sansusino or San Susino. In Garachico the sardine is replaced by a scary doll and its name is reminiscent of the name of a fish found in the Azores archipelago, known popularly as a 'susino'.

There are events organized in various places inside the municipality in different days: Garachico, La Caleta and Las Cruces.

Garachico Carnival (Carnaval de Garachico): 24 February - 15 March 2020

  • Murgas Contest - 6 March 2020
  • Parade and Baile Pinata - 7 March 2020
  • Sansusino - 8 March 2020

La Caleta Carnival 2020

  • Murgas Contest - 13 March 2020
  • Burial of the sardine (Entierro de la Sardina) - 14 March 2020
  • Parade - 15 March 2020
Source: Ayuntamiento Garachico
Source: Ayuntamiento Garachico

Although it can't compare in size with the carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the celebration in Garachico has a certain charm and pleasant atmosphere, due to the fact that it's mostly popular among locals and not so much among tourists, who usually stop in Garachico just for the day, during their excursions around the island. 

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