Photos: Adeje Ayuntamiento.

This is rural Tenerife as you’d dream it. From 17 to 22 June Taucho, an Adeje village in the hills above Los Menores, celebrates the the VIII Taucho Ethnographic Days as a run up to the local fiestas in honour of the Virgen de Coromoto between 24 and 27 June. The theme this year is ‘walks, paths and landscapes’ and events are organised by the local fiestas committee and the Adeje department of heritage under Councillor Juan Desiderio Afonos Ruiz, who said that the entire programme of ethnographic days plus fiesta “has been put together by a team made up of the local fiesta committee, the neighbours of Taucho, the Asociación Cultural Imoque and the El Cardón group, who, together with the council, have made this event a reality”.


Events start at 8pm on Friday 17th in the El Almácigo Recreation and Cultural Centre with an inaugural act and a dedication to the men and women who have changed the landscape locally. There will be a conference led by Victor Martín, professor of geography from the University of La Laguna, and the showing of a documentary, “Adeje walks, paths and landscapes … Homage a Don Román Álvarez Fraga, the man who changed the countryside”, with music from the Asociación Cultural Imoque.

On Saturday there will be an ethnographic route taking in the walks, paths and landscapes, with residents of the hamlet and music, and a photography exhibition mounted by the Adeje department of heritage. In parallel local hand-made products and crafts, wine, cheese, Vilaflor cakes and biscuits, bread and honey, will be on sale to the public. There will also be a sheep-shearing display and a cattle show, a traditional dance in the Tio Victor bar with music from the Los Alzados group, and lots more. The full programme for the entire period 17 to 27 June is HERE.

VIII jornadas etnograficas

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