Photo: Adeje Ayuntamiento.
Adeje’s Easter passion play is full of drama and emotion, and this year’s preparations are now underway. Although some 300 actors take part each year, by far the majority of performers are residents in the municipality. And again this year, Adeje Ayuntamiento has issued a call for those who would like to be more than a spectator, and to take part in the Pasión. You can register in the Cultural Centre in Adeje between 8am and 10pm, or by phone to 922 756 246, or online HERE. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
The event is famed worldwide, and tens of thousands attend, a great number of them tourists in the area. It is also televised live internationally, with Adeje transformed into a Biblical scene focused on Calle Grande, with various stages between the Plaza de la Cruz del Llano and the Plaza España recreating the last days and death of Jesus of Nazareth. The performance always begins at 12 noon and lasts for two hours, culminating in the crucifixion of Jesus against the amazing backdrop of the Barranco del Infierno.
The council advises those who attend to wear comfortable shoes and clothes, to bring water and a sun hat, and to put on adequate sun cream and make sure children are well protected. The public is urged to follow the instructions of the local police and civil protection units who are there to ensure everyone’s safety and don’t cross the temporary barriers erected to keep the streets clear for the act itself. It is also recommended that you have identification and information regarding blood group and any allergies to medicines with you in the case of an emergency or accident. Given the many thousands expected to attend, it is also essential to arrive in good time and when the event has concluded be prepared to wait a few minutes for the crowds to disperse.
Adeje Ayuntamiento will issue more specific information in due course, but for those who would like to take part, Easter starts now!