The Day of Asturias. For all those in Asturias, For all who have visited us here and for all those who plan to come in the future.
The 8th of September is also the day of its patron saint Covadonga. This video is a homage to this beautiful region and its people…..Puxa Asturias!!
“The Virgin of Covadonga is a statue of the Virgin Mary in a chapel in a cave. The cave is close to the village of Covadonga in the autonomous community of Asturias. The Virgin of Covadonga is also the patron saint of Asturias. The statue, chapel and cave in Covadonga are important symbols of the Day of Asturias.
The Day of Asturias is a public holiday in Asturias, where it is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.
Some people attend special church services to honor the Virgin of Covadonga. The services in and around the village of Covadonga and in the Cathedral of San Salvador in Oviedo are particularly popular. Various local events are also held. These include: sports competitions, street parties, tastings of traditional asturian foods an drinks, such as seafood dishes, a rich bean casserole (fabada asturiana) and cider (sidra).
Public life is generally quiet. Many businesses and other organizations are closed. Many stores are closed but some bakers and food stores may be open. Public transport services generally run to a reduced schedule but there may be no services in rural areas. Large events may cause some local disruption to traffic, particularly in town and village centers.
The law declaring September 8 to be the Day of Asturias was enacted on June 28, 1984. This date was chosen as it is the day on which the birth of Mary is traditionally celebrated”. More info: Timeanddate
Music by Diego Pangua felpeyu.com
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