2014 Carnival Puerto de la Cruz
2014 Carnival in Puerto de la Cruz (Main Events): Theme "Let´s Go West"
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27th February: Gala for the Election of the Carnival Queen
1st March: Proclamatory Parade
5th March: Funeral of the Sardine
7th March: Men´s Marathon in High Heels
8th March: Coso - Main Parade (4 pm)
The carnival has been declared of international tourist interest, being one of the longest-standing carnivals of the island. Even during the time when the fiesta was banned, it has always managed to find a place in the hearts of the people of Puerto de la Cruz, they even camouflaged the carnival under the name of "winter fiestas" in order not to miss it. The burial of the sardine, held on Ash Wednesday, and the Grand Carnival Parade, on the following Saturday, are quite spectacular, with the participation of many individuals, groups, floats, comparsas, murgas (carnival music groups) and several delegations from the carnivals of other countries, including Germany.