The regional holiday “Día de Canarias” will be celebrated on the 30th May.

On all the islands numerous cultural activities will take place on this holiday. Particularly in the capital cities like Santa Cruz (Tenerife), Las Palmas (Gran Canaria), Arrecife (Lanzarote) and Puerto del Rosario (Fuerteventura) there will be a varied program on offer. Also there will be many local events in other smaller places.
The Canarians celebrate this special day, because there was the “First Session” of the Canary Parliament on 30th May 1983. This session was under the direction of Pedro Guerra Cabrera, the first President of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands. A year earlier, on 10th August 1982, the Canary Islands became one of the 17 autonomous communities in Spain.
Canarian traditions have a huge priority on this day. They dance and celebrate in traditional costumes to typical Canarian music. Each island has their own colourful costume that shows clearly where they are from and that they are very proud to be a “Canario”. Take your chance to try the local Canarian food specialties and see the traditional sports – the Canarian wrestling (“lucha canaria”) can be very interesting.
This is one of the most important days of the year for Canarians.

Get ready to celebrate!!!