San Sebastián Celebrations in Adeje
San Sebastián Celebrations in AdejeFri Jan 19th 2018 to Sat Jan 20th 2018 at 20:00 until 15:00
Tenerife, Calle La Enramada, Adeje, La Caleta https://www.myguidetenerife.com/events/san-sebastian-celebrations-in-adeje VISIT WEBSITE
The municipality of Adeje is getting ready to pay homage to one of the borough’s patron saints - San Sebastián, a celebration which dates back to the 18th Century and which takes place along the beach of La Enramada in La Caleta (See map for location). This years' celebrations take place on January 19th and 20th and those who wish to take part (as riders, etc) must have registered by January 12th.
Events will begin from 8pm on Friday January 19th with a sung mass in the La Caleta Church (Iglesia Santuario de San Sebastián - click for directions), after which the statue of San Sebastian will take part in a short parade accompanied by the Adeje municipial band, with fireworks. This will be followed by a festival of folk music and visitors will also be able to view the open air exhibition of images/photographs of historic San Sebastian celebrations.
On Saturday January 20th at midday, there will be a mass sung by the Santa Úrsula parish choir, after which the procession to the beach will begin, accompanied, as is the custom, by horses and riders and many more animals, as well as the thousands of spectators who will await them along the beach. Upon the return to the square the priest will bless the animals that have been brought to the event.
The council will be organising parking for the duration of the events designed to leave the main streets free for visitors and residents to enjoy the celebrations and for better traffic circulation. There will also be designated viewing areas for people with mobility difficulties.