Today, it is Dia de Canarias, the day of the year when most locals celebrate, Canary Day. It is a fiesta day, which means banks, post offices and all official offices are closed. Though many shops remain open adding to the atmosphere of the celebrations.
On this day, 30th May, you will find staff in shops dressed in traditional costume, the girls and ladies in colourful full length dresses, whilst the men dress in sombre black and white with most finishing off their outfit wearing the traditional hat or scarf.
Local food and specialities are lavishly displayed with lots of nibbles and samples to taste! As well as sunshine, onions and bananas, Lanzarote is also famous for its local wines. And like all things traditional on Dia de Canarias, the local wine flows!
It’s a festive mood and you will see dancing and singing in village and town squares, the streets and the new shopping centres.
These photographs I took at lunch time in the Biosfera in Puerto del Carmen, I think you’ll agree these locals are enjoying their special day.