The historical Setmana Medieval Festival starts today
The legend of St. Jordi (San Jorge, Saint George) and the dragon is once again brought to life at the medieval festival in Montblanc, Spain
- April 20, 2018 10:00
- Olya Georgieva
This festival was created to promote the cultural activities relating to the Middle Ages legend of St. Jordi (San Jorge, Saint George) and the dragon. Festival highlights include a reenactment of the fight between the saint and the dragon. The whole town is festooned with ancestral standards and coats of arms, while medieval soldiers and noble knights stroll the streets.
St. Jordi is the patron saint of Catalonia and legend has it that he battled the fire-breathing dragon to set a princess free. The battle purportedly took place outside the walls of Montblanc, where the dragon’s blood spilled, red roses now grow. While celebrating the feast of St. Jordi on 23rd of April, it’s traditional for men to hand red roses to the women they love.
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