LauraIf you going on holiday to Fuerteventura over Easter, planning a visit to look at potential properties to buy, or are already living on the island as an expatriate, it’s always worth taking some time out to experience some of the fiestas, celebrations and parades that take place at this time of year. These celebrations give a real flavour of life on the island, provide a taste of Spanish cultures and traditions, and there is always plenty to see and do for all the family.

 

 

 

Fiestas and celebrations of this kind are a popular part of life on the island of Fuerteventura for locals, expats and tourists alike, with a significant number of fun events taking place throughout April as part of the Easter celebrations.

Easter Holy Week celebrations are some of the most popular festivals in Fuerteventura, known for the exotic and colourful parades that mark this important occasion.

Easter feast days are also a recurring feature across all the Canary Islands, and offer a fantastic opportunity to sample some of the local cuisine. Traditional Canarian dishes, such as salt fish, potatoes and spicy sauce are popular fare at this time, and all delicious!

Palm Sunday is the first day of the traditional religious processions, and is an occasion and sight to experience. Those taking part symbolically wave palm leaves that have been blessed, and it’s quite breath taking to see the sea of palms parading down the local streets.
 

There are myriad fiestas and public holidays taking place throughout April, such as:

Public holiday 2nd April – Maundy Thursday

Public holiday 3rd April – Good Friday

5th April – Easter Sunday
15th April – Fiesta de San Vincente in Villaverde

24th – 28th April – Fiesta Ntra. Sra. de la Imaculada in La Lajita

25th April – Fiesta de San Marcos in Tiscamanita

29th April – Fiesta events in Tesjuates

29th April – 4th May – Fiesta de Santa Monica in Tefia

See the Let me entertain you! section for more details on events happening out and about in Fuerteventura: http://www.fuertenews.com/index.php/230-whats-on-about-town/1518-let-me-entertain-you

Bear in mind that the areas where the processions are taking place will be very busy, with large crowds flocking to see the parades. A number of places will also be closed for the religious holidays, so also take this into consideration if you are planning a visit at these times.

Have fun, and Happy Easter!

Written for Fuertenews.com by Laura Richards, Country Specialist, SpainBuyingGuide.com

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