29/05/2015

DIA DE CANARIAS

DIA DE CANARIAS = CANARIES DAY

On 30th May each year Tenerife, together with the other six Canary Islands of Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro, celebrates Canaries Day - the anniversary of the inauguration of the first Canary Islands Parliament in 1983.

Everywhere you go you will see people dressed in the traditional costumes and hear the local music. Schools celebrate the day before, and Parque de la Reina is no exception. Here are some photos I took of the school parade on Friday morning.

A local band

I was given one of these buns baked by the school.







 


Nothing is more refreshing than a slice of watermelon


One of my early morning walk friends with her, granddaughter and great-granddaughter 

AND - if you want to buy an apartment in Parque de la Reina, mine is FOR SALE
Click on APARTMENT at the top of my blog to see the photographs.

10 comments:

  1. neat pics and colorful outfits. Kids are cute eating watermelon. Sounds like a fun celebration - enjoy!

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    1. I love the Canarian national costumes and kids are always cute!

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  2. Looks like fun. There seem to be more of these traditional community events over there than we have in England.

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    1. There isn't even a traditional national costume in England.

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  3. Looks like a fun, wonderful day for everyone, Lizy.

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    1. It's lovely to see al the children learning their own traditions.

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  4. The little kids, in particular, are very cute.

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    1. Especially when you see a whole class of four year olds dancing!

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  5. That's what we need in the UK. More celebrations!

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    1. Maypole dancing, Morris dancing, Village Fairs - we do these things so well there shoul d be more

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