Tenerife’s February carnival is among the hardest to beat for noise and sheer enthusiasm. The parade route is an exuberant river of shimmying costumes, bands, and dancers; the Carnival Queen’s dress so heavy and elaborate that it is affixed with wheels.
The event closes with fireworks and the burning of a vast papier-mâché sardine.
The Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is held each February in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital of the largest island of the Canary Islands, Spain and attracts people from all over the world. It is considered the most important most popular and internationally known carnival, after the one held in Rio de Janeiro. Wikipedia