Adeje’s local fiestas begin

 

The finishing touch to the month-long Lustrales celebrations

fiestas patronales

The Adeje Patronal festivals are the finishing touch to the month-long Lustrales celebrations, and will open with a Gala show this Saturday with “Obladí Obladá” and a concert by Fito and Fitipaldis.

The programme of events was presented yesterday by Adeje mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, the councillor for creative development, Adolfo Alonso and the Adeje parish priest, Honorio Campos.

“These are festivities for everyone”, said the mayor, adding that there were 14 local fiestas in the region but this one was universal as “it is the last in the festival calendar and is in celebration of our Patron”. He also referred to the series of visits as part of last month’s Lustral celebrations, saying they had been very positive “and residents from different communities and groups, who make up Adeje, today participated and came together under the mantle of Adeje’s iconic figure, the Virgin of the Incarnation”.
The mayor said that during the local festivals there would also be a coming together of other towns that have the Virgin of the Incarnation as their patron – La Victoria, Hermigua and Valle San Lorenzo in Arona, “celebrating the historic links with Adeje”. One of the other events that came in for particular mention was the 90th anniversary of the Adeje Patron band, who will celebrate a twinning with the Municipal Band of Agaete (Gran Canaria).

Councillor Alonso referred to the traditional Romería (pilgrim parade) which will take place on October 18th, and the 31st Festival of Folklore which will include invited groups Surco y Arado and Añate”. He added that the programme of events for the week “ensured activities for all the family”, and that this year the quality of events planned was even higher with concerts such as that by Fito y Fitipaldis, top Spanish comic Carlos Latre on stage and a musical for the kids, Los Payasos de la tele (The clowns from the telly). There will be street parties with different bands and orchestras, sports activities, the Spanish domino championships are taking place, and much more.

The first non-religious act will be the Gala Obladí Obladá with people from all over Adeje, taking place in the Plaza de España on Friday October 9th from 10pm (free show).

The church has also thanked the council for the work “carried out in developing this festival, and in particular this year following the Lustral visits”. Parish priest Honorio Campos added that of all the religious events and acts scheduled those on the 11th and 12th of October were of particular importance, with masses in honour of the Virgin of the Incarnation, as well as inviting the faithful to attend mass on October 18th, the day of the Romería.

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