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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Adeje

Clio O’Flynn, Adeje Communications Officer, is herself Irish, and as she says, Thursday, 17 March, is the day when the wearing of the green is practically obligatory – if you’re Irish that is. And according to the experts, over 80 million people worldwide claim to be – in part at least, and more than a few are living in Adeje. However the celebration of St Patrick is for everyone – it’s probably the most internationally celebrated national saint’s day in the world. And given the fact that the man himself was Welsh, not Irish, he is also a symbol of integration through emigration. So where better to celebrate this year that in the town that is also a celebration of multi-culturalism and integration – Adeje?

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day in 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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