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Author Topic: Adeje Fiestas Patronales 2017

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Adeje Fiestas Patronales 2017
« on: Wed 27 Sep 2017, 13:55 »

Adeje Ayuntamiento has announced the town’s Fiestas Patronales, which start this weekend and run until Sunday, 15 October. The mayor, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, unveiling the programme today, said that it reflects the harmony between the past, the present and the future of the town … a commitment given by the people of Adeje to their patrons hundreds of years ago”. Mayor Fraga added that although everyone is in a rush these days, “for the next two weeks we can also find time to remember our roots, to preserve and maintain our traditions. Growth is only possible with healthy roots”. Despite the traditions, however, the mayor said that the festivities in the town of Adeje were also a time to build new memories, for members of all communities who now live in Adeje to come together and celebrate.

This year’s fiestas will include folk groups, bands, and choirs from the mainland, Gran Canaria, and neighbouring Guía de Isora. Events begin this Saturday, 30 September, with the traditional descent of the statue of Our Lady of the Incarnation from Santa Úrsula church at the top of Calle Grande, and the hoisting of the local flag. For the next two weeks the town will enjoy a variety of acts, musical, theatrical, traditional and modern, young and old. As usual, the second Monday of the month, 9 October this year, is a local fiesta, with schools and many local offices closed.

The main parade of the fiestas will be on the evening of Saturday, 7 October, followed by evening street parties with live music and dancing in the Plaza de España, and the fiestas culminate in the traditional ‘romería’ on Sunday, 15 October, from 1pm, with oxen-drawn carts going up Calle Grande, and many people in traditional dress, singing, dancing, and handing out food and drink to passers by. The full programme is HERE (there is a link at the bottom of that page to an English version).   
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