Next week on The Anfi Blog we are going to be talking about the forthcoming Anfi Regatta, you can catch up on last year’s event by clicking on this link right here. We will be chatting with Luis Molina, sponsor of the regatta and owner of the water sport centre at Anfi, about his involvement in the Anfi Regatta and the facilities he offers on Anfi Beach.
We will also be telling you all about Fiesta de San Antonio, which is soon to be celebrated in Mogán.
And don’t forget, next week is Father’s Day in the UK – we will be giving you some ideas on how to treat the Dad in your life if you are holidaying at Anfi during Father’s Day.
For more Anfi news and chitchat, keep your eye on the Anfi Facebook page where we post updates regularly. Come on over, ‘like’ and drop us a comment.
Have a great weekend!
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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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The 1st of May, is both International Workers’ Day and May Day, a public holiday in many countries.
In Spain, the tradition of celebrating International Workers’ Day is a relatively recent custom, as during Franco’s dictatorship it was banned. After the fall of the dictatorship in 1975, many things changed throughout Spain, including the custom of celebrating International Workers’ Day and in 1977 the day became a national public holiday.