Clio O’Flynn, Adeje Communications Officer, is herself Irish, and as she says, Thursday, 17 March, is the day when the wearing of the green is practically obligatory – if you’re Irish that is. And according to the experts, over 80 million people worldwide claim to be – in part at least, and more than a few are living in Adeje.
However the celebration of St Patrick is for everyone – it’s probably the most internationally celebrated national saint’s day in the world. And given the fact that the man himself was Welsh, not Irish, he is also a symbol of integration through emigration. So where better to celebrate this year that in the town that is also a celebration of multi-culturalism and integration – Adeje?
At 6pm on the evening of March 17th the Adeje statue of St Patrick will be handed over to representatives of the Irish community on the steps of the Convento, beside the Town Hall. From there it will brought to the church where mass in English and Spanish will be held, with singing from the municipal choir.
At 7.30 join us for a Gala buffet dinner in the CDTCA, the Adeje Centre for Tourism Development (near the main roundabout as you enter the town, opposite the El Galeón secondary school). There’ll be some dancing beforehand, excellent company, and a bar and dj afterwards, and the evening is hosted by the Honorary Irish Consul in collaboration with the Adeje Town Hall.
Tickets and reservations: Adeje cultural centre (922 75 62 46 ext 4322) 9am – 1pm, or Noelle on 633 399 827, or Martina on 626 194 926 2pm – 6pm. You can also reserve tickets via email to firstname.lastname@example.org