Most of the national holidays celebrated in the northern hemisphere, like Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Labour Day (May 1st) and Assumption Day (August 15th) are also adhered to on Fuerteventura. In addition to those, the island has a few national holidays of its own.
Carnival is one of the island’s biggest festivities. Each town and village has its own kind of celebrations in February and March. There’s a different theme to carnival every year.
May 30th is Canary Islands’ Day. On May 30th 1983, the first Parliament of the Canary Islands had its first meeting. So May 30th is rather like Independence Day.
October 12th is a national holiday in the whole of Spain, commemorating the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus.
December 6th: Constitution Day, commemorating the Spanish constitutional referendum in 1978.