The 30th May marks the date when the Canaries first gained autonomy from Spain, and celebrations take place all over the island. People dress up in traditional clothing and restaurants cook up local cuisine. The pocket-sized village of Puerto Calero, a few miles south of Puerto del Carmen, pulls out all the stops for the festival. Paper lanterns and flags are strung up two weeks before the festival. On the day, the village puts up bouncy castles and offers donkey rides and face-painting for the little ones.