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Salou recalls with a big party out of King James I to the conquest of Mallorca

Salou recalls with a big party out of King James I to the conquest of Mallorca

Salou. Costa Dorada. September 9th, 2012. On 9 September 2012. the capital of the Costa Dorada, its citizens and many of the visitors have been caught in the midst of the celebration of King James I. The population is back to September 5, 1229 when the king came from Salou towards the conquest of Mallorca. In the area of ​​Salou is concentrated a large fleet of more than 150 ships and a massive army of 15,000 soldiers and about 900 nobles, who sailed in Santa Ponsa Mallorca to conquer. This year, for the seventeenth consecutive year the citizens of Salou and costumes again remind those facts. This afternoon more than 400 people dressed in period either noble, soldier, maid or clerk came out from the tower and to the Levante Beach. They have started a procession ended King James I and his wife, Yolanda of Hungary both on horseback and accompanied by all attendants. Many groups have used the animated city streets in a festive atmosphere that recalled the milestone with great solemnity. The Councillor for Festivities, Maria Jose Rodriguez, highlighted "the importance of remembering our past and this festival very popular in many salouenca actively involved." After the parade and all the knights royal procession with great public expectations have been in the combat arms and the horse show later that recreated a medieval tournament. Tomorrow, in addition to continuing the Medieval Market in the Old Town area, also developed other activities suitable for children. First, five types of workshops have mounted coordinated entity salouenca Role Play Game from Salou and have a photo booth which gives the dress a knight, maid, magician or king take away a souvenir photo, a soft Combat and other soft battle to teach junior how the medieval fighting to create a sword, a spear, a shield and use them, a quarter of storytelling (3-6 years) with special entertainment group children have fun with stories such as "St. George and the Dragon" and the story of King James I, and finally, a paint shop & Crafts (3-8 years) for children. This year's celebration of King James will end up with the play "James I the Conqueror" where thirty young municipality staged a part of the deed of the monarch. This performance will take place on Sunday Levante Beach from 20.30 h.

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