Chirche becomes a stage to revive the rural life of the past century

The following is taken from an article in canarias 24 horas but as it is all in Spanish I did, with the help of Google, translate the parts that I thought relevant to give you a feel for what to expect.  Hope it helps and you get to visit.

This Sunday 12th from ten in the morning every corner of the village of Chirche will return to the past, recreating scenes typical of the mid-twentieth century.

This year the “Traditions of Chirche” celebrates its fifteenth anniversary recreating typical rural life of the past century. Fieldwork, making tiles in old ovens, a wedding and partying and dancing by the residents. For the occasion, as every year the participants are dressed in costumes of the time and become skilled actors able to transport visitors to a world away from the rush of today.

From ten in the morning, neighbours return to the past, demonstrating toasting wheat and coffee, working as seamstresses, and grinding gofio. Several houses and courtyards will be set up and displayed in the era. In different parts of town, there will be a corral where goats are milked, the old school, washing, and other daily aspects of rural life. Among the activities will be exhibitions of old photos “La Trilla” and “Migration” plus a tour of the tile kilns, laundries etc.

From 14 pm, on the plaze, there will be a dancing to the Adeje Cardon Group.

Those who want to take home some of those old flavours or crafts can purchase  sweets, liqueurs, honey, bags, baskets, traditional toys, etc. and do not miss the freshly  baked bread,  fresh fruit and vegetables or the tasty snacks of sardines with tomato and onion, a delicious dish of both yesterday and today.

As in previous years, the Ayuntamiento de Guía de Isora, who works with the neighbourhood in organizing this event, provide a free shuttle service to take visitors from Cuartel de la Guardia to the centre of the village. This runs every half hour between 10 – 4pm

This year the program included an additional two days. Friday 10th  at 21 hours in the square, there is free cinema screening “A Bride for Mr. Mayor,” On Saturday 11th at 21:30 again in the square, the play “The Rebujadas” and at 22:30 dancing and  partying to the Samara Municipal Band.


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