The Portuguese Federation of the Saint James Way was created
Pedras Salgadas agreed to the 17th of May the act of constitution of the Portuguese Federation of the Saint James Way, which is made up of 36 national entities, including municipalities and associations. The new federation, which aims to manage and promote the Santiago routes in Portugal, celebrated its first meeting with the election of its governing bodies, which will be chaired by the Municipality of Vila Pouca de Aguiar.
Saint James Way in the world
The act of constitution commenced with the unveiling of a commemorative plaque that followed a walk through Santiago. After the inauguration, the mayor of the town, Alberto Machado, the president of the European Federation of the Saint James Way, Jean Girodet, and more representatives of European, national and regional entities offered a token gift with musical accompaniment by a youth band Banda do Pontido.
As a result of the creation of the Portuguese Federation of the Camino de Santiago, the international seminar “Camino de Santiago, a way in the world” was also celebrated in the context of the European and world context of the Camino de Santiago.