For the second year in a row the Adeje Plaza de España has joined the international Global Greening, the Green Wave which has grown in popularity over the years with over 120 international, national and regional monuments worldwide joining the wave in celebration of St Patrick’s day.
The photo above shows the Plaza de España and the church bathed in the green lights for St Patrick’s Day last year. This year, the square will be lit in green from this evening, 16 March, until Friday morning, the 18th, and this year the council is also co-hosting a number of events with the Honorary Irish Consul tomorrow, St Patrick’s Day itself, 17 March.
At 6pm members of Adeje council will hand over the statue of St Patrick to members of the local Irish community and then, led by a young Irish/Canarian girl from Adeje, walk to the Santa Úrsula Adeje Parish church for a mass in English and Spanish. At 7.30pm there will be a gala buffet in the CDTCA, the Costa Adeje Tourism Development Centre.
In Spain the other participants in the Green Wave will be the Cibeles fountain, the Puerta de Alcalá and the Palacio de Comunicaciones in Madrid and the Torre de Hércules in A Coruña among others. Globally the Colosseum in Rome, the Sacre Coeur in Paris, Niagara Falls, Sleeping Beauty’s Castle in Disneyland Paris, the London Eye and the Empire State Building as well as the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro are part of this global greening.