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Salou begins the XVI Medieval Festival of King Jaume I with the traditional Medieval Market

Salou begins the XVI Medieval Festival of King Jaume I with the traditional Medieval Market

Salou. Costa Dorada. Salou annually recreates the conquest of Mallorca by King Jaume I, regarded as the greatest victory of the king against the Saracens. The party is led by King James I and his wife, Yolanda of Hungary. It is a festival in which the participation of the population becomes more evident that it is combined with an extraordinary medieval market. The capital of the Costa Dorada revive the annual celebration of James I and the life of a medieval market typically Mediterranean century XIII on a budget, but with greater participation and environmental as many stops. The festival will be held on Wednesday 31 August, 2011 until Saturday, September 3. For the mayor, Pedro Granados, "it is a party with a very high participation and creates an undeniable boost to the area of ​​Salou in general." The streets of the old town of Salou: Church Street, street of Rafael Casanovas, Joan Miro Street and Pinar Street, decorated fastuosament to become a market where you can enjoy the medieval theme craft trades that take place medieval products of the era, troubadours, puppets, jugglers and acrobats The market will begin their frantic activity on Wednesday 31 August at 11:30 pm with the opening speech and the subsequent arrival of musicians and comedians rack Company inviting the public to join the party in a espectable smoke, confetti and juggling. On 31 and September 1 will be developed as several performances by the Puppet Theatre Puppet Company, crawlers, activities designed for youngest people on the backs of animals transport unusual, gifted with a great sense of smell to find treasures water, wine and especially good humor, will delight all children, will also be performances of acrobatics and balance, as well as stories for children, all enlivened with a musical troubadour who amenitzarà round the old town of Salou with good music for the elderly and children. On 31 August and 1 September will conclude the day with Il Cabaretto medieval market, a theater espectable fire and ability to captivate audiences. In total, over the last days that the market can be seen up to fifteen different events that provide an atmosphere of magic, colors and firework shows and theater. For M. Reyes Pino, Councillor for Economic Development, Trade, and Consumer Markets, "The Medieval Market is a key annual meeting point for living in the thirteenth century Mediterranean trade and the various street performances that occurred and is essential to stress the importance Salou and its port in the history of the conquest of Majorca and the development of trade in the Mediterranean. " In addition, the public will enjoy coming to Salou on Saturday, a medieval historical re-enactment with a camp that resembles the output of Catalonia since the beaches of Salou towards the Balearics, workshops and activities for adults and children (stilts, painting , throw rope, chariot fights, games of wit, participatory dances, fighting knights, an exhibition of costumes and weapons of the time). The sixteenth edition of the Medieval Festival will culminate on Saturday 3 to eight in the evening with the departure of King James I and his entourage from the Old Tower and heading to the Levante beach. The arrival of the procession to the beach, made up of three hundred people, citizens of Salou, which represent the different classes: soldiers, nobles, standards, King, Queen and the people. Later, during the festival can enjoy the entertainment of various age groups. The festival will feature a battle of arms and a horse show with a recreation of a medieval tournament. The Councillor for Culture and Events, Jose Maria Rodriguez, thanked the participation of all citizens and institutions and stressed that "I made the effort to offer a feast for always trying to improve it so that all citizens can enjoy the events. " The councilor said that "this year has reduced spending given the current economic situation and this has meant a great deal in both originality and creativity as by all companies and groups involved to have understood the situation ".

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