Friday, June 17, 2016

Taucho fiestas and Ethnographic Days – rural Tenerife as you’d dream it and other stories

Fields and terraces in the Anaga Mountains.

Taucho fiestas and Ethnographic Days – rural Tenerife as you’d dream it
This is rural Tenerife as you’d dream it. From 17 to 22 June Taucho, an Adeje village in the hills above Los Menores, celebrates the the VIII Taucho Ethnographic Days as a run up to the local fiestas in honour of the Virgen de Coromoto between 24 and 27 June. The theme this year is ‘walks, paths and landscapes’ and events are organised by the local fiestas committee and the Adeje department of heritage under Councillor Juan Desiderio Afonos Ruiz, who said that the entire programme of ethnographic days plus fiesta “has been put together by a team made up of the local fiesta committee, the neighbours of Taucho, the Asociación Cultural Imoque and the El Cardón group, who, together with the council, have made this event a reality”.

Demolition works on collapsed Los Cristianos building to start next Monday
Arona Ayuntamiento has announced that demolition works on the ruins of the building which collapsed in Los Cristianos on 14 April killing seven people (link) will start next Monday, 20 June, and are expected to last a fortnight. The council held meetings yesterday with residents and owners of the twenty four dwellings and nine commercial units in the four adjoining buildings of the processes involved, and advised them that the works will require their temporary evacuation for safety reasons, and because their accesses would in any case be blocked for the duration.

Arona en colores 2016
It’s become an established and popular annual event since it started five years ago, and this year’s Arona en Colores will be held in Las Galletas on Saturday 18 June, 10am to 10pm. The council calls it a multicolour urban fiesta which is intended to boost the area’s commerce, but apart from shopping, there will also be live music, four stages for performances, exhibitions, displays, prize draws, and competitions throughout the day.

Green Dogs And Corporate Cats In Los Cristianos
Everyone wants dog pooh taken in hand or stamped out, but not literally, so a few plastic walnut whips were scattered around for removal, some children were even shown how to pick them up without touching by using a plastic bag. It caused quite a bit of merriment, and some guilty looking parents may have been shamed to clean up after their dogs in future. The entertaining programme is touring the Arona municipality through June and there are even two open days at the Arona refuse depot on 25 and 30 June.

The band are back together
The Original Blues Brothers Band are the latest confirmed act for the Legends Live series of concerts. Most of the founding members have either retired or died, but a couple remain.

MARIANO Rajoy, acting Spanish Prime Minister, has warned that UK citizens could forfeit crucial rights – including free healthcare in Spain – to live and work across Europe, if the Brexit vote triumphs in this month’s UK referendum.

Fluent in Spanish and having spent 16 years on the island, Pamela Stocks has now been translating, researching and publishing information on customs and events in Tenerife for 25+ years. This takes a considerable amount of time and effort, for which she receives no payment whatsoever. If you find this work useful or interesting, please buy her a coffee. Buy Pamela Stocks a Coffee


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