Get mesmerized by the Adeje Easter Plays on Easter's Holy Friday which will fall onto March 25 in 2016.
Indeed, the event that costs no entrance fees starts in full sunshine. Therefore, hats and sun protection are not to be forgotten. Notice bystanders that have covered their heads in the above picture.
Expect an amazing amount of at least 300 Tenerife main players to be ready for acting by lunchtime. In fact, the show is attracting more and more actors by the year. They come from all over the south. Mind electronic gear and the media, such as radio and at least one television news channel on standby.
The actors' religious dedication and passion for Spanish speech and drama matches any professional acting skills. All are volunteers and are not paid for their contribution. Their names are not even listed.
The open arena of the Passion Easter show is in Adeje's main streets Calle Grande and Calle Jaricas. Indeed, the spectacle that costs no entrance fees starts in full sunshine. Therefore, hats and sun protection are not to be forgotten. Notice bystanders that have covered their heads in the above picture.
This Easter spectacle where the last hours of the life of Jesus Christ are acted out is not for the faint heart. This is realism or realistic street art at its best where make believe acting even simulates bloody scenes such as Christ's crucification.
Rising numbers of spectators my even surpass last year's record high of over 20000. The spectacle's Christian message warrants any details of acted out cruelty in the name of art.
Never mind that no real blood is being spilled. So they say...
Despite some other attractions of Costa Adeje which are worth paying for, This big entertainment charges no entrance fee. It is an entire labor of love.
How does the spectale on Easter in Adeje compete with the 'Passionsspiele Oberammergau' which have the same topic?
The Adeje Easter show called Via Crucis has everything going for it.
Watch Via Crucis Adeje by a local TV production in Spanish below...
The show is well on its way to become one of famous Tenerife events for Easter holidays.
Another must see are very old Spanish La Laguna customs which are eery Easter celebrations by processions of Cofradia Misericordia brotherhoods on the same day in the afternoon as well as at night in ancient town quarters.
Tenerife South Easter passion Play
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