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Dia de Canarias is celebrated throughout the Canary Islands

Celebrate Dia de Canarias this May
22 Apr 2014

In the Canary Islands, 30 May is a significant date - it’s when the island group was granted autonomous status from Spain back in 1983.

Now, Dia de Canarias (or Canary Islands Day) is a huge celebration of local culture that is fascinating for travellers to experience.

Whether you’re jetting off to Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria or Tenerife, you’ll find festivities are taking place.

There are often concerts, demonstrations of local folk traditions, Canarian wrestling matches and plenty of other things going on to mark this important date in the islands’ history. Restaurants will usually get involved too, by promoting local dishes during the holiday.

Travellers should also be aware that Dia de Canarias is, essentially, a bank holiday, which means many businesses are closed, allowing their employees to go out and celebrate. Many of the hotels on the islands also run special events to mark the occasion, giving guests an insight into Canarian life.ADNFCR-408-ID-801713923-ADNFCR

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