Thursday, July 07, 2022

Day of Traditions in Chirche 2022

Back after the inevitable hiatus, is the 20th edition of the Day of Traditions in Chirche, the main events of which take place on Sunday, 10 July 2022.

Starting from 10 am visitors to the village will be offered the opportunity to immerse in a scenario of daily life of the 40s. The local residents, dressed in the clothes of that time, perform the activities of those years while recalling old trades, for example, you can see how the wheat was toasted and how the fretwork or basketry was made, as well as enter the workshop of a seamstress of yesteryear.

You will also have the opportunity to buy artisanal products, such as pastries, liqueurs, honey, bags, fruits and baskets.

On Sunday July 10, there will be free transport from 9:30 am, every half hour, with a minibus leaving from the Guardia Civil Barracks in Guía de Isora until 4:00 p.m.

Chirche is located at an altitude of 800 meters, 5 minutes from Guía de Isora. It is a quiet and picturesque farming community, ideal for observing examples of typical Canarian architecture. This hamlet is of Guanche origin (known thanks to the archaeological traces that are still preserved), but its history as a town itself dates back to the second half of the 17th century. It is not known exactly in which years the houses were built, although most of them are from the 18th and 19th centuries. In 1737, the hamlet appears in records cited with 17 dwellings (85 inhabitants) dedicated to sowing and grazing, having developed from farming sponsored by the lords of the Santiago Valley. In the 19th century there was a new development with the cultivation of prickly pears for cochineal, thus in 1865 it appears recorded with 161 inhabitants.

Thanks to the conservation of these houses and the rich ethnographic heritage it possesses, Chirche was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest in 2008.

Day of Traditions in Chirche 2022