From The Editors Desk

11th April 2014

1PThere are two main public holidays this week. Maundy Thursday and Good Friday 17 -18 April. Here in Spain Easter Monday is not recognised as a holiday. Holy Week is celebrated in Fuerteventura in a very big way with numerous Catholic celebrations and processions over the island, leading up to Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Palm Sunday heralds the start of the processions, providing a perfect occasion to enjoy a family event. Participants go around various parts of the islands waving palm leaves that have been blessed, in what is affectionately known as the Donkey Procession.

At the main Catholic Church in Corralejo on Good Friday a short Anglican service will be held at 6.30pm in English. Followed, on Sunday, by a family Easter day service also at 6.30pm.

Delices

Andaluz

CanNet

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  • Coldest March for years, in Canaries

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  • 2014 Tax returns

    The annual job of filing tax returns gets under way with the launch of the on-line procedure for people to consult and approve the draft version of their returns prepared directly by Hacienda.

     

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  • New Saint for Canaries.

    Rome - 02.04.2014 - The Canaries will have a second official saint later today when Pope Francis signs the formal decree confirming the sainthood of the 16th century evangelist José Anchieta.

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  • Food Banks?

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  • Clean Ocean Project Clean Up Campagne

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