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Holidays – Lanzarote

On the island of Lanzarote You can enjoy an interesting holiday calendar, especially in summer. To the traditional Christmas celebrations, Reyes and Easter, Lanzarote adds others that are of great interest to the visitor.

Carnivals, in February, it is probably the best known of the island’s festivals, where you can find contests for Carnival Queen, Drag Queen, Murgas and comparsas with acid criticism in their songs. In the popular verbenas outdoors, costumes and popular samba music are the ones in charge.

The night of June 23, the eve of the San Juans night, the juanillos They burn on all beaches, amid popular fun.

The Festivals of the island are those of San Marcial, the employer of Lanzarote, in the first week of July. And on the 16th of the same month the celebrations of the Virgin of Carmen, patron saint of sailors, maritime processions take place throughout the coast of Lanzarote.

Reef celebrate the Corpus Christi with a curious custom: make salt mats with original designs.

The month of September is held Pilgrimage of the Virgin of Sorrows or Volcanoes, patron of Lanzarote, where locals wear their traditional costumes to go to the white spot hermitage, in Tinajo, from the whole island.

And so, all summer, the festivities are happening through all the villages, achieving on the island an environment that is difficult to find elsewhere.

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