“..these two pillars of our society, harmonious co-existence and respect, are fundamental”
This weekend La Postura, in Adeje, will stage a host of different events to celebrate both Dia de Vecino, or Neighbourhood Day and the End of Summer. Music, dance, food and fun will be the order of the two-day event.
The hub for most events during Friday September 19th and Saturday September 20th will be the César Manrique plaza, and the weekend also coincides with the XVII anniversary of the establishment of the Piedra Redonda residents’ association. According to Adeje’s cultural councillor Nayra Medina Bethencourt “La Postura is a pioneering neighbourhood in terms of integration and the Piedra Redonda residents’ association placed huge importance to local harmonious co-existence (there are over 60 nationalities in this part of Adeje alone). For this reason the Adeje council see these activities as very relevant and important in the ongoing construction of a borough that is active and participatory, all inclusive, one in which everyone has a part to play”.
The president of the association, Ricardo Müller, underlined that “the residents of La Postura are very proud of the fact that we are now celebrating 17 years of activities. Throughout those years we have worked to develop the association and participate in the life of our community…we will continue to develop and promote activities of this kind because we have learnt that from little acorns great oaks grow, and these two pillars of our society, harmonious co-existence and respect, are fundamental”.
Müller also referred to good neighbourhood relations and “the importance of recognising the work and selfless contributions of the residents of La Postura, who never hesitate in stepping up and working on new initiatives and ideas. These are the people who, with dedication, care and commitment, have built La Postura into a united neighbourhood.”
The two-day festival kicks off on Friday with events on in the morning and afternoon. From 11am there will be bouncy castles, children’s workshops, information points and stands for associations and volunteer groups. From 1pm, with the help of the Adeje volunteer fire fighters, there will be a ‘Choripan Party’ barbecue, followed by a foam party.
From 5pm Ballet Beanky will be one of the groups performing before the official act marking Neighbourhood Day. Following this there will be a number of cultural offerings, with story telling, shows, belly dancing, Canarian folklore from the Imoque Association and dancing to music from Ritmo & Sabor.
As both the Adeje cultural councillor, Nayra Medina Bethencourt and the association’s Ricardo Müller stress, the events are open to everyone to enjoy, regardless of where you live, “particularly as this is an event to sponsor co-existence”, they agreed.