A few weeks ago I was invited to an event to celebrate and get a feel for what Carnival in Tenerife feels like. I’ve always wanted to go to the Santa Cruz Carnival and it’s now the second biggest in the world which is pretty epic. One of my best friends goes to the Trinidad and Tobago carnival every year and the pictures she comes home with are spectacular every single year! I was really disappointed that I couldn’t attend the event as I could have done with a little carnival party stress release! But, because the lovely organisers didn’t want me to fully miss out they sent me a fun feather head dress kit for me to get my creative side out. Theres something about being crafty that lets all the days stresses ease away and all I could think about was glue, sequins and feathers. Never too old for this kind of thing!
The Santa Cruz Carnaval 2016 is being held between 3-14 February. It changes slightly every year and if you’re planning on going then act now. It’s apparently full of thousands of people from all over the world so you better grab your cheap flights to Tenerife while you can. I went to Tenerife a couple of years ago (sun, sea and sand!) It was actually pretty reasonable in terms of prices over there (food and drink was SO cheap), but of course, the earlier you book flights and hotels the better right?
So I got in the spirit of carnival without even leaving the house and I’m pretty happy with my ensemble! I’m not sure it would las the plane ride if I was going to the Carnival, but my boyfriend is keeping it in the spare room like a prized possession. The brightness of the feathers and sequins makes me imagine what it would be like to see that a million times bigger. The imagination wonders!
Have you been to the Tenerife Carnival? Tell me about it!