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Celebrating St. James

Posted by Paloma - Medineterranean on

July 25th Spain celebrates its patron saint festivity According to legend, it was the discovery of the remains of Saint James the Apostle that led to the creation of the Galician capital. Santiago de Compostela would soon become a holy city on a par with Jerusalem and Rome, as well as a site of pilgrimage that eventually gave rise to the Way of Saint James, which nowadays has World Heritage status. The festivities celebrated in honor of the patron saint of Spain and Galicia reach their peak during what is known as the Apostle's Fires, the offering to the Saint...

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