Bank Holidays & Special Events

Lanzarote has its fair share of Bank Holidays and Special Events.

Carnival Islands

Carnaval brings two weeks of music, dancing, noise, parades, craziness and energy, which on Lanzarote is held mainly on the waterside promenades of Arrecife and Puerto del Carman. It ends on Ash Wednesday with the zany ceremony of the Burial of the Sardine. For this farcical finale, black clad mourners so as a tiny coffin containing the sardine is buried on the seashore.


1st Año Nuevo (New years Day)

5th Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos Festival (Three Kings Parade, Teguise.)

6th Dia de Reyes (Epiphany)


2nd La Candelaria (Candlemas)

Carnaval two weeks, (dates vary each year): especially exuberant in Arrecife.

See dates below for each Municipality.

March / April

19th March San Jose (St Joseph’s Day) Spains Fathers Day

Pascua (Easter) Thu, Fri, Sun of Easter Week, and following Mon Easter; look out for big events all over the islands during Easter Weak.

20th  April Easter Sunday .

Pascua (Easter), Jueves Santo Thu 17th, Viernes Santo Fri 18th, Sun of Easter Week, and following Mon 21st Lunes de Pascua( not in Lanzarote); look out for big events all over the islands during Easter Weak.


1st  Dia del Trabajador (Labour Day)
30th Canarian Day


24th  Fiesta de San Juan celebrating the midsummer, Haria, Lanzarote.

Corpus Christi: Arrecife, Lanzarote. Patterns of coloured sand are used to decorate the ground.

San Juan Fiestas


25th Santiago (St James”s Day)


15th Asuncion (Assumption)

Fiestas del Carmen (two weeks from 1 Aug): Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote. On the last Saturday fishing boats put out to sea with charmingly decorated effigies of the saint aboard.
Fiesta de San Gines (whole month): everywhere, but especially Arrecife. Processions, parades and traditional dancing in the streets.


8th  Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Teguise

15th  Virgen de los Volcanes general pilgrimage (romeria) to Mancha Blanca, Lanzarote. The highlight is a reenactment of the Virgin stopping the lava flow.


12th Hispanidad (Columbus Day)


1st Todos los Santos (All Saints’ Day)


6th Dia de la Constitucion (Constitution Day)
8th Immaculada Conception (Immaculate Conception)
25th Navidad (Christmas)

Christmas nativity plays and processions take place all over the island.

Carnaval de Lanzarote 2025

Dates to be confirmed.

Carnaval de Arrecife 2025

February 21st – 5th March


Carnaval de San Bartolomé 2025


Carnaval de Puerto del Carmen 2025


Carnaval de Haría 2025


Carnaval de Teguise, Costa Teguise y La Graciosa 2025


Carnaval de Tinajo 2025


Carnaval de Yaiza y Playa Blanca 2025


The information contained above is accurate at the time of uploading should ammendments need to take place, then this will be carried out on the next upload.

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