One of the most interesting events in the Adeje summer cultural calendar are the ‘Ethnographic’ days in Taucho, normally featuring a series of events that focus on a particular aspect of the village’s past, with recreations of customs and lifestyle habits from days gone by.
This year cereal is in the historic spotlight and will take centre stage in the mountain region from June 19th to 25th with events organised by the Taucho festival commission and the Adeje council, including documentary films, a presentation of books by Daniel Fernández Galván and Gabriel Rancel Gonazález and an exhibition of photographs.
On Saturday June 20th there will be an ethnographic trail, leaving from the Plaza de La Quinta, with many local families taking part and hosting those guests who will attend. This will finish with music, theatre and story-telling.
For many though it is the living exhibitions that the village organise so well that are the main attraction, with local residents, a huge number of whom are from families that have lived in Taucho for generations, taking part, in costume, recreating the way of life from the region’s past. This year that will take place from 10am on Sunday June 21st showing the local way of life at the start of the 20th century when cereal was harvested and processed by hand. The milling and preparation of gofio, the Canarian toasted grain, will also be part of the day.