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Thursday, September 30, 2021

Adeje Patron Saint Festivities dedicates proceeds to the island of La Palma

Fiestas Patronales de Adeje 2021

The mayor of Adeje, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, has announced that the proceeds from the cultural events organized for the town's Patron Saint Festivities will be used to help the island of La Palma in the face of the crisis generated by the eruption of the volcano.

“At first, we considered suspending the events, as a show of solidarity with the sister island, but we understand that this action not only does not help the affected people of La Palma at all, but would also harm the cultural sector hired for the realization of those acts, just at a time when the economy is beginning to reactivate for thousands of families. At that point, the Government team decided that the best way to help the island of La Palma was to allocate the proceeds we obtain from these events to contribute to the needs of the affected people”. In addition, the mayor explained that a "zero row" (where you can make a donation only, without buying tickets) will be established to raise more funds for La Palma and that the government team "is studying other forms of aid from the City Council."

The program of events for the Adeje Patron Saint Festivities, which can be consulted from today on the municipal website, have been chosen based on the current level of alarm on the island of Tenerife. Although it will not be possible to hold mass events such as the pilgrimage, the capacity of the events will be limited and with the proper sanitary measures, the Council has opted for the organization of various concerts and cultural events. 

Likewise, the parish priests have announced that the traditional religious program will be held, with limited capacity, such as the mass in honor of the patron saint, the Virgin of the Incarnation, which will take place on Sunday, October 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the parish church of Santa Úrsula. Two other important religious moments will be on Monday, October 11, with the mass for the patron saint, Santa Úrsula, and on Sunday, October 17, with the Romera mass in which the Adeje Folklore group will perform with music and dance.

The festivities will begin on Saturday, October 2 with the traditional "Descent of the image of the Virgin of the Incarnation" and then the raising of the flag will take place. After the ceremony, around 7:00 p.m., the proclamation will be read, which this year will be given by Emilia González Delgado, a graduate in Physical Sciences from the University of La Laguna, communicator and television presenter. The proclamation will be enlivened by the Lux Aeterna sacred music concert. Both the Proclamation and the three religious ceremonies will be streamed through the council's website and social networks, as well as being broadcast by Radio Sur Adeje, local and regional television stations.

These 2021 fiestas will also have space for music with the performance of several concerts, among which the one by Agoney, which closes his tour in his hometown, will be on October 16 at 8:30 p.m. at the Campo de Fútbol de Adeje (Adeje Soccer Field). Another of the concerts that can be enjoyed during these festivities will be that of Locoplaya on Friday, October 15, also at the Adeje Soccer Field. The most Canarian music will come from the hand of Benito Cabrera and Jemp Meléndez on Friday, October 8 at 8:30 p.m. in Plaza España. The concerts of "Tarasca" will take place there, on Saturday, October 9; and that of Troveros de Asieta, on Monday, October 11, both at 8:30 p.m.
Comedy will come to the festivities from the hand of the Abubukaka Group with its work "The Carnival of the Animals", on Sunday October 10 at eight o'clock at night. Comedian Kike Pérez will be in charge of humour on Sunday October 17, after which the Sabina tribute concert “Noche Sabinera” will take place.
Kids will have their space on Tuesday, October 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Plaza España with the children's show "Clowns en route FIC 2021" with the performance of Carlos Adriano & Bubble On Circus. The circus world will have a special place within the Patron Saint Festivities since the International Clown Festival is incorporated into the program, which will take place in Plaza Salytien in Costa Adeje, with varied shows, in the morning and afternoon on 9 and 10 October.
The cultural offer will be closed by the traditional Canarian clothing pattern making workshop given by María del Carmen Almenara. This event is organized by the Cabildo de Tenerife (MAIT) in collaboration with the Department of Citizen Participation and Coexistence.
People interested in attending the events must make the reservation through the website www.adeje.es since the current level of alarm due to COVID19 requires capacity control and other preventive health measures.
Other social events
Within the Patron Saint Festivities, other outstanding social events will take place. This is the case of the Cadena Ser nationwide program, Hora 25, with the journalist Aimar Bretos, which will be broadcast from the Adeje Convent on Friday, October 1.
Another of the events postponed by the pandemic and which finds its place within the Patron Saint Festivities, is the inauguration of the mural dedicated to the visibility and enhancement of outstanding Canarian women. The mural, entitled "Brave, valuable, visible", will have its official presentation on Wednesday, October 13 at 12 noon. The work, made by two Adeje visual artists, Alba González Fernández and Aída Cecilia Hernández, can be seen finished on Calle Hermano Pedro, at the rear of the Adeje Cultural Center. This initiative has been promoted by the Council of Equality of the City Council, directed by Desiderio Afonso Ruiz.