Taucho Ethnographic days, June 21/22

The annual Taucho ethnographic days are working to rescue and celebrate the local heritage, during the celebrations of the ‘Virgen de Coromoto’. The sucess of the annual event is down to the work of a local team made up of residents of the area and Town Hall staff .  The event is now in it’s 9th year.  

TAUCHO ETHNOGRAPHIC DAYS, ‘FIESTAS AND TRADITION’ TAUCHO-LA QUINTA 400 YEARS (All events in Spanish)

Friday June 21st

El Almácigo Cultural Centre

8pm: Institutional event.  Conference on the history and tradition of Taucho and La Quinta, with Carmen Rosa Pérez Barrio, a doctor of history.

Showing of documentary, ‘Fiestas y Tradición. Taucho-La Quinta 400 años’

Homage and recognition of all of those who have contributed to the evolution of the local fiestas

Saturday June 22nd

Photographic exhibition of 400 years of fiestas and tradition

11am: Depart from Taucho to La Quinta

11am: Farm animal exhibition

12 noon: Sung mass in La Quinta, with Santa Ana group

12.30pm Photographers

1pm: Music and dance

2pm: Depart for Taucho along the streets of the village, with music and song

2.30pm: Taucho, fiestas

Representations and scenes in the streets of Taucho with A.C. Imoque and the residents of Taucho

Opening of local bars, music and dance

Display of Canarian wrestling

6pm: Presentation of documents from the Adeje archive, photographs of fiestas gone by

6.30pm Inauguration of an ‘allegorical’ mural in the Taucho plaza

7pm – midnight, Dance in the Taucho place with Toke Latino.

Rambling through Ifonche and La Quinta

ADEJE-SENDERISMO

This event is taking place as part of the ongoing Adeje Together 10/10 campaign

Under the Adele Together 10/10 campaign the department of the environment and sustainable development under councillor Esther Rivero Vargas, is organising a walk this Saturday, October 25th, called (translated) “Making the most of the forest”, which will take walkers from Ifonche, to el Aserradero and finally La Quinta.

The councillor remarked, “this initiative from the council was such that once the mountain walks in the borough had been regulated and signposted we would propose a series of alternative routes inviting people to get to know our natural zones and the mountain characteristics.” She said that “we wanted to develop more than just another rural walk, what we are doing here is showing off the indigenous elements of the area and the richness of our natural heritage; we hope that once people get to know the different protected zones of Adeje they will learn to enjoy and care for them”.

During the walk there will be two guides, Rafael Morales Siverio and Sebastián López Ramírez, who, says Rivero Vargas, will explain, “through their living testimonies and experiences, how and why these paths were used in the past”. (The guides will speak in Spanish). As well as getting to know the countryside, those participating will also experience the hospitality of residents of La Quinta and will be invited to take part in a tasting event in the patio of one of the homes of the neighbourhood. “The best way to learn the stories of pathways and their use in the past is from the people of the region”, the councillor added.
Ifonche – Aserradero – La Quinta
The walk should last about 6 hours and is listed as one of medium difficulty. Wear appropriate shoes or waterproof hiking boots, if possible high enough to protect ankles. You should also use sun protection and wear sun glasses and a hat. If you have a hiking stick, a waterproof jacket and energy foods (dry fruits, biscuits, etc) you should also bring them as well as water – 11/2 litres would be adequate.

If you would like to take part sign up at the Citizens Office – the SAC, in the main council building, and places are limited to 25.