Taifa dance

Taifa dance in Fuerteventura. (Baile de Taifas).

The celebration of the Great Dance of Taifas is celebrated in Fuerteventura in the month of May, on the maritime avenue of the island’s capital Puerto del Rosario.

This festival is part of those that celebrate the Canary Islands Day, and its highlight is the Great Baile de Taifas in which a large number of people dress in the traditional costumes of the Canary Islands and especially Fuerteventura, this festival pays tribute to the ethnography and history of the Canary Islands.

Where is the Taifa Ball celebrated?

The participants attend a massive meeting, without a doubt the most important one on the island is on the «Avd. Kings of Spain »of the island’s capital, Puerto del Rosario, in this event some 300 tables are set up with a visit of approximately 9,000 thousand people, although many other municipalities on the island also celebrate their own Great Taifa Dance, Among them, highlighting the one in Antigua in the center of the island, this meeting serves so that visitors can enjoy musical performances, dance, eat, drink and enjoy the cordial island spirit among family and friends.

Taifa dance clothing.

Emphasizing the importance of clothing in this event, they will make available information on the type of clothing and the correct way to confine it, this point is so important that, in the case of the festivities held in Puerto del Rosario, the Cabildo de Fuerteventura awards prizes to the best dressed participants, these prizes will be awarded to the best traditional male, female and couples clothing.

Taifa Dance Food.

One of the key parts of this festival is the traditions of the island, gastronomy is an indispensable part of this traditional festival, the most experienced men and women with cookers delight visitors with delicious dishes of traditional food such as the cauldrons of sancocho, stewed goat meat, wrinkled potatoes, trays with baked bread and tasty tomatoes, along with the best traditional cheeses, also highlighting the drink that highlights the delicious island wines.

Dances and music of Fuerteventura.

Another part to highlight is the traditional music and dance, the local people delight us with Folías, isas, siguidillas, polkas, which are highly valued here as they rescue and maintain folklore and the best traditional music on the island and are a part essential in this event. In the case of the celebrations of the Great Dance of Taifas in Antigua, these are some of the parade’s that participate are, the local parade’s Centro de Mayores de Antigua, El Campillo, Mafasca and Montejanana, will share the stage with groups that visit us from neighboring islands such as the El Puntal de Arucas and El Volumen de Telde parrandas.

We recommend that you do not miss the next edition of this traditional party, where you can learn a little more about the history and culture of the Canary Islands, we hope to see you at the Great Dance of Taifas in Fuerteventura.