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The International Carnival of Los Cristianos returns to the streets after three years with Japan as the main theme.
Although the most popular carnival on the island is the one in Santa Cruz, many other towns and resorts celebrate their own carnivals, since Tenerife is a year-round tourist destination and any reason to have a party is happily accepted by everyone.
Los Cristianos carnival is the second most important carnival in Tenerife, after the Carnival in Santa Cruz, with a total influx of 125,000 people, 20,000 of them to the Day Carnival, and an economic return to the business fabric of the municipality that is estimated at more than six million euros, which accounts for its relevance.
The festivities will begin on Friday, March 17 with the Opening Parade along the Golden Mile of Playa de las Américas and will continue with the Carnival Parade on Sunday, March 19. Other shows will be the Drag Night, the Daytime Carnival, the Beach Route, and various activities, more than twenty, until culminating with the Burial of the Sardine on Monday, March 27.
The carnival in Los Cristianos is probably the most popular event of its type in the South of Tenerife and it's fun to participate in. It doesn't matter if you get dressed up or not, the carnival has a unique energy that spreads among all of its participants, so be sure to join in if you are in Tenerife at this time of the year.
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Details about the program of events 2023
Among the planned events is the Opening Parade, which will be held on Saturday, March 18 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., with an itinerary that goes from the Gala shopping center, on Rafael Puig Lluvina avenue, to the Oasis shopping center.
On Sunday 19, the carnival concert of the Arona Music Band will take place in the Plaza de la Pescadora in Los Cristianos and, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., the Carnival Parade with the municipal groups from the Plaza del Pescador (outside the Cultural Center ) all the way to the beach. At 6:30 p.m., at the Carnival site (in front of the Valdés Center building), there will be the Murgas Meeting.
On Tuesday, March 21, there will be the Carnival troupe exhibition-contest in the same venue, while on Wednesday the Festival of Choreographic Groups will take place and on Thursday, both the Dance for the Elderly in the central patio of the Los Cristianos Cultural Center , such as the Great Carnival Show, in front of the Valdés Center.
On Friday, March 24, the Drag Night of the Los Cristianos International Carnival will be held between 9:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., after which there will be a dance enlivened by orchestras and, in parallel, an area with local DJs.
The Daytime Carnival will take place on Saturday, March 25, with two stages: one for the family in the Plaza de la Pescadora, with performances, a costume contest, workshops, or parades, and another with national and international artists in the central area.
That same day will be the VII Beach Route, from the Plaza de la Pescadora, and two different areas, with orchestras and DJs. The latter will be located in the Plaza del Pescador, on the esplanade outside the cultural center.
On Sunday the 26th, the Gran Coso Apotheosis of the Carnival will take place, from the Paloma Beach apartments to the Los Cristianos Cultural Center, while on Monday the 27th, both the Burial of the Sardine (Plaza del Pescador) and the DJ area will end the Carnival Los Cristianos International 2023.