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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

San Sebastian Festival 2016 in Adeje



A celebration that dates back to the late nineteenth century and attracts thousands of pilgrims. As every year, there's an interesting program of activities amongst which is the procession of horsemen accompanying the image on the morning of January 20th.

19th January
20:00 hrs.
Ermita de San Sebastián (La Enramada beach)
Mass sung by the Parranda El Mesturao in honour of San Sebastián Mártir (Saint Sebastian).

21:00 hrs.
Procession with the image of San Sebastián, accompanied by the Banda del Patronato Musical de la Histórica Villa de Adeje (Town Band). At the return to the church, there will be a firework display, or as they put it, "an offering of fireworks".

20th January
12:00 hrs.
Eucharist in honour of San Sebastián Mártir, sung by the Coro Parroquial Santa Úrsula de Adeje (Choir), followed by the customary procession, accompanied by the Banda del Patronato Musical de la Histórica Villa de Adeje (Town Band), at the end of which will be the traditional blessing of the animals.

Fiesta de San Sebastián 2016 en Adeje
Unlike so many journalists writing about the resorts, Pamela has not only actually been to Tenerife, she lived on the island for 16 years, for the majority of that time in a rural valley immersed in the local culture in a way that few outsiders have been privileged to do and gaining a wealth of knowledge about the island, its people, their customs, fiestas and celebrations that she is now able to share via this site. Fluent in Spanish, she also translated and reported for the various English-language newspapers.

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