On Tenerife the carnival is celebrated very extensively. Apparently the carnival celebrations of Tenerife are world famous and many people come to Tenerife just to take part in this spectacle. The celebrations start weeks before Pancake Tuesday.
Here in Puerto de la Cruz the party is going on every night since last Saturday and it didn’t stop on Ash Wednesday (on the contrary, on this day it was especially loud with parades through the streets and fireworks).
Today there is a huge carnival parade, loud music is banging through the streets since morning. Tomorrow the celebrations will finally come to an end.
It would be interesting, if the Tinerfeños are also as enthusiastic and disciplined in keeping the fasting season as they are in celebrating carnival!