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Los Gigantes usually celebrates its carnival later than other municipalities in Tenerife. One can usually calculate the dates for the carnival in Los Gigantes by looking at the schedule for the main carnival in Santa Cruz.
The start of the carnival in Los Gigantes is usually on the second Friday after the big parade in Santa Cruz (which is always on Shrove Tuesday).
Between the 25th and 29th of August, visitors and residents alike will be able to enjoy what is undoubtedly the most anticipated event in Los Gigantes, which this year will be celebrated under the theme "Carnaval de los Cuentos" (A Carnival of Fairytales).
During the 5 days of the carnival, the Plaza Buganvilla in LosGigantes will host numerous musical and recreational activities that will revive the carnival spirit to the sound of the rhythm of the comparsas.
Did you know that... the carnival in Los Gigantes is the oldest celebrated carnival in the south of Tenerife?
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