Castellon celebrates its 767th Birthday!
Traditional city celebrations called las fiestas de la Magdalena started in Castellon last Saturday.
Still you haven´t missed the most interesting moment of this fiesta: Castellon will be immersed in the sea of city celebrations for 9 days! During more than a week there will 600 events arranged in the city, reports elpais.com.
In 2010 las Fiestas de las Magdalenas of Castellón have received the title of Fiesta de Interés Turístico Internacional. The processions of the «moors» and «Christians», «medieval peasants», mascleta, folklore performances, music, street shows and delicious local food – all that will become a constant part of the city life until the 11th of March.
The main theme of this celebration in Castellón is historical. The city was found by the King Jaime I who in 1251 who signed a decree on the resettlement of inhabitants of the village of Castell Vell (near the monastery at the foot of St. Mary Magdalene hill) to the plain area – a la Plana. That´s why the full city name is Castellón de la Plana and descendants of Castell Velle have been living there for almost eight centuries already.