Romerías in Tenerife and Dates 2024

17 May, 2024 | Canarian Life, Events

Romerías de Tenerife: Tradition and Celebration in the 2024 Season

The Romerías of Tenerife are a lush expression of the rich culture and ancient traditions of the Canary Islands. These unique festivities, which blend religious and secular elements, offer a captivating window into the cultural heritage of the archipelago, serving as a fundamental pillar in the social life of its residents. With the arrival of the 2024 season, these celebrations have been reborn with the characteristic fervor that distinguishes them, heralding a series of events that draw the interest of the local community and visitors from various backgrounds. With a calendar brimming with activities, the Romerías festivals are set to continue reflecting the community spirit and Canarian cultural identity. These festivities not only invite attendees to immerse themselves in a spectacle of tradition and collective joy, but also provide the opportunity to experience the hospitality and warmth of the Canarian people. Later in the article, you will find ALL the dates of Tenerife’s 2024 Romerías, allowing you to plan your participation in these memorable celebrations.

Romerías en Tenerife, fechas 2024

Origins and Evolution of the Canary Islands Romerías

The Romerías in Tenerife have their roots in a deep homage paid by farmers to their patron saints, evolving over the years into festivals that masterfully intertwine the sacred with the profane in a vibrant celebration of joy and community. These traditional events are characterized by their processions, in which the saints are venerated and carried on platforms through the streets, accompanied by the joyful sound of parrandas and lively folk dances that reflect the spirit of the island. A distinctive and central element of these celebrations is the parade of carts, which are meticulously adorned with various themes, from picturesque scenes of peasant life to complex maritime designs, especially in localities like Tegueste. There, the boat-shaped carts not only capture everyone’s attention but also spark passionate debates about their meaning and origin, thus embodying the rich tapestry of traditions that define the Romerías of Tenerife.

Tradiciones en las Romerías de Tenerife

Dress and Traditions at the Canarian Romerías

The traditional Canarian dress is a central and distinctive element of the Romerías, reflecting the rich cultural diversity of the region. These outfits are carefully prepared for each festivity, carrying a meaning that extends beyond mere attire. In La Orotava, for instance, it is common for the traditional clothing to be passed down from generation to generation and preserved in cedar boxes, underscoring their importance as family heirlooms and symbols of cultural heritage. The embroidered vests are particularly notable, featuring intricate patterns that traditionally served as indicators of the wearer’s social status. Despite globalization introducing mass-produced garments from elsewhere, the value of local craftsmanship and the authenticity of handmade traditional clothing in the islands remain a cornerstone of Canarian cultural identity. These traditional clothing not only embellish the festivities but also serve as a powerful medium for expressing regional pride and identity during the Romerías. If you want to be ready for this season’s Romerías, we recommend you Artesanía Islas Canarias to buy or borrow your traditional dress from Tenerife! Their attentive service will make you feel instantly at home.

Traje típico de maga La OrotavaTraje Tenerife típico mago y magaTraje típico de maga Tenerife

Food, Music, and Traditional Dances: The Heart of the Canarian Romerias

The romerias in Tenerife transform into a vibrant spectacle of music, dance, and cuisine, intertwining elements that celebrate the rich culture of the island. During these festivities, the streets overflow with life to the sounds of traditional instruments such as the timple and the chácara, a percussive instrument made from bone or wood, setting the festive rhythm. These sounds provide the perfect backdrop for the mago dances and parrandas, where the community comes together, regardless of age, in a collective dance that celebrates their shared heritage.

The culinary offerings during the romerias are equally impressive, featuring local staples like papas arrugadas, gofio, and regional wine, which not only nourish the body but also delight the palate and enrich the festive experience. These foods, which are fundamental in the Canarian diet, are generously shared among the attendees, strengthening community ties and making each romeria an opportunity to reaffirm cultural identity and solidarity among neighbors and visitors.

Bailes típicos en Tenerife

El Timple como instrumento típico canario


Romerías in Tenerife 2024

The 2024 season promises to be special. With an increase in participation and a revitalization of traditions, communities are more determined than ever to demonstrate the relevance of these festivities in the contemporary world. Events in locations such as La Orotava, Tacoronte, and Tegueste are scheduled to offer not just a visual spectacle, but also an opportunity to delve deeper into Canarian identity.

Romerías are not just festivals; they are reunions with the living history of Tenerife, a celebration of its roots, and a testament to the indomitable spirit of its people. In 2024, these festivities continue to be an essential meeting point for understanding and experiencing the depth of Canarian culture.

2024 Romerías Dates in Tenerife


19 May
  • Tejina (La Laguna) – Romería de El Pico
  • Guía de Isora- Romería de San Isidro
  • El Chorrillo (S/C de Tenerife) – Romería de San Isidro y Labarador de Santa Maria de La Cabeza
19 May
  • El Tanque – Romería de San Isidro Labrador, Ruigómez
  • Valle Guerra (La Laguna) – Romería de Valle Guerra
26 May
  • Las Mercedes (La Laguna) – Romería de las Mercedes
  • Araya (Candelaria) – Romería de San ISidro Labrador y Santa María de La Cabeza
  • Los Realejos – Romería de San Isidro Labrador y Santa María de La Cabeza
31 May 
  • Santa Úrsula – Romería de La Corujera
02 June
  • Guamasa (La Laguna) – Romería de San Isidro
16 June
  • Granadilla de Abona – Romería de San Antonio de Padua
  • La Orotava – Romería de San Isidro Labrador y Santa María de La Cabeza
22 June
  • Igueste de Candelaria – Romería de San Juan
23 June
  • Arico – Romería de San Juan
30 June
  • Tacoronte – Romería de Tacoronte
04 July
  • Llano del Moro (El Rosario) – Romería en honor a Hermano Pedro
14 July
  • La Laguna – Romería de San Benito de Abad
21 July
  • Tegueste – Romería de El Portezuelo
27 July
  • Icod de los Vinos – Romería del Poleo, El Amparo
04 August
  • El Rosario – Romería de Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza
11 August
  • La Guancha – Romería Bajada de Las Hayas
16 August
  • Garachico – Romería de San Roque
18 August
  • Guía de Isora – Romería de Chiguergue
24 August
  • La Victoria – Romería de San Isidro Labrador
  • Arafo – Romería de San Agustín
08 Septiembre
  • Los Abrigos – Romería de San Blas
21 September
  • San Juan de La Rambla – Romería de San José
  • Fasnia – Romería en honor a San Roque
22 September
  • El Médano (Granadilla) – RomeríaBarquera en honor a Nuestra Señora Mercedes de Rojas
29 September
  • San Miguel de Abona – Romería de San Miguel
27 October
  • Adeje – Romería en honor a Santa Úrsula

Carros de Romería en Tenerife

Good connections and Comfort at Bruja Apartments: Your Ideal Base for Tenerife’s Romerías

Bruja Apartments represent the perfect accommodation for those looking to dive into the celebrations of Tenerife’s Romerías with the utmost comfort and accessibility. Strategically located just 5 minutes from a tram stop and 20 minutes from the Santa Cruz Bus station, which offers public transportation connections to all areas of the island, these apartments become the ideal starting point for those looking to explore the rich cultural tapestry of Tenerife. Opting for Bruja Apartments not only guarantees a comfortable and welcoming stay, but also facilitates access to the vibrant events of the Romerías and allows for effortless discovery of the island’s most iconic sites. Moreover, staying here saves you the hassle of traffic and searching for parking, enabling you to fully enjoy the festivities worry-free. It is the perfect choice for those who value both the tranquility of rest and the exciting proximity to local festivities and want to experience the Romerías to the fullest.

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