Madrid, (EFE).- The Cantabrian president, Miguel Ángel Revilla, has invited Fitur 2023 to learn about the history of Spain by “pilgrimage” to Cantabria, where he maintains that this country was created in the eighth century, hand in hand with the Jubilee Year lebaniego.
“They are going to cry with emotion,” Revilla said on Cantabria Day at the International Tourism Fair, which has returned to normal after the restrictions imposed by the pandemic, with the assistance of most of the members of the Government of Cantabria.
The head of the Cantabrian Executive, who will turn 80 this Monday, has become “nostalgic” when remembering what Cantabria has achieved in the last forty years, since its Statute of Autonomy was signed, until today, when a new Lebaniego Year is being prepared loaded with concerts and shows.
Muse, Sabina or Alejandro Sanz
The British band Muse, Joaquín Sabina, Alejandro Sanz or Quevedo will be some of the stars, within an offer made up of 150 concerts and more than 400 shows in the first quarter of the religious celebration.
Revilla has affirmed that, in a globalized world, “locating a piece of land of little more than 5,000 square kilometers is not easy, but today Cantabria sounds, counts, is loved and recognized.”
The Minister of Tourism, Reyes Maroto, has stopped by the Cantabria stand, where she has highlighted the “extraordinary” data on visitors to the region in 2022, which she has attributed to the fact that Cantabria has been “a benchmark” in the control of the covid, so he believes that it will also be so in his Lebaniego Jubilee Year.
Maroto has trusted that the autonomous community will meet the challenge of two million pilgrims in the Lebaniego Jubilee Year, which begins on April 16 and centers the Cantabria pavilion in Fitur 2023, where the Minister of Tourism, Javier López Marcano, has given the minister some earrings with the Cross of Santo Toribio.
The Gate of Forgiveness, in 84 days
Precisely López Marcano has insisted that there are only 84 days left until the Gate of Forgiveness of the Monastery of Santo Toribio de Liébana opens, which marks the beginning of the jubilee year, and has encouraged people to do the Camino Lebaniego.
The Cantabrian vice president, Pablo Zuloaga, has stressed that the good progress of Cantabria “is not going to stop” this year, among other things for the Lebaniego Year, and has called to “talk a lot and well about Cantabria.”