Photo: Adeje Ayuntamiento.
Updated 13 October: Adeje Ayuntamiento says that the final weekend of the Adeje Patronal Fiestas will have a packed programme of events. ending of course in the traditional romería along the Calle Grande on Sunday.
Tomorrow, Saturday, there will be a “traditional seed festival”, hosted by the department of the environment and the Canarian Seeds network in order to increase public awareness of the need to recover and strengthen the local agricultural strands to ensure the quality of Canarian produce. There will be workshops and demonstrations in the Plaza de España at the top of Calle Grande throughout the day and from 9pm music and dance take to the stage, with the XXXIII Adeje Folklore Festival with invited groups from Salamanca and La Palma. The evening ends with a street party and music from the Corinto Band.
Sunday is the final day of the fiestas and begins with a farm fair in the small park beside the main health centre, where the public can see the decorated oxen that will then pull the carts during the romería. The romería itself begins at 1pm with decorated carts driving up the town’s main street, with dance and music, and offering local produce to the public as they travel to the Santa Úrsula church.
Original post 27 September: 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).