There is a sense of excitement in the air this week at Anfi, in fact it is all over Gran Canaria. That’s because this Thursday, the 30th of May, is Canarian National Day or Día de Canarias.
Canarian Day is a public holiday throughout the Canary Islands, meaning schools, public buildings and almost all shops will be closed, even those within the tourist areas.
It is a day of celebration, a day to be spent with family and friends and one thing is certain, the Canarian people know how to have fun on this festive day!
If you are lucky enough to be visiting Gran Canaria during the run up to Canarian Day you will notice that shops and supermarkets are beautifully decorated with Canarian artefacts. Many people will be wearing traditional costume, and the beaches, parks and picnic areas in the mountains will be full of people enjoying their ‘fiesta’ day.
In the pretty fishing village of Arguineguin, a 5 minute drive from Anfi, there will be celebrations taking place in the main square, Plaza Pérez Gáldos.
From 18h onwards you will find a handicraft and gastronomy fair, followed by live music from a local drumming band.
The evening celebrations will then continue with a folklore show acted out by members of the local community.
The Canarian people take great pride in their national day and almost everyone from tiny babes in arms, to teenagers, through to the village elders will be dressed in beautiful traditional Canarian costumes.
If you are visiting Gran Canaria this week take a stroll down to Arguineguin or hop on one of the Global buses, which stop directly opposite Anfi and join in the Fiesta.
For information on bus timetables or car hire visit the Viajes AVC office situated adjacent to Club Monte Anfi.
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