Festa de San Xosé

traditional musicians and dancers

traditional musicians and dancers

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho

flamenco

flamenco

book signing

book signing

Welcome to the most exclusive party in the world. — Paul Coelho

Each year Paulo Coelho celebrates St Joseph´s Day with his friends.

This year in Santiago de Compostela in Paradores Hostales de los Reyes Catolicos, a former hospital for the poor and infirm, now a Parador.

Pilgrims follow a path,  follow their dreams, follow the signs.

Joseph followed the signs when he escaped to Egypt with the two-year-old Jesus.

Pilgrims followed El Camino de Santiago to Santiago de Compostela. El Camino de Santiago was an important medieval pilgrimage route. By the mid-1980s it was almost forgotten, until Paulo Coelho walked The Way and wrote of his experience in The Pilgrimage.

Reception with cocktails was held in the former chapel. Traditional music and dancers. Followed by prayers.

Then dinner in a spectacular dining room.

The dancers, led by Paulo Coelho holding a bagpipe, led us into dinner.

During dinner, amazing flamenco, or Galician variation of flamenco.

Midnight onwards, music, book signing.

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One Response to “Festa de San Xosé”

  1. keithpp Says:

    Fête de Saint Joseph de Paulo Coelho du 19 mars 2015 à Saint-Jacques de Compostelle
    https://mariechristinegrimard.wordpress.com/2015/04/06/fete-de-san-jose-de-paulo-coelho-du-19-mars-2015-a-st-jacques-de-compostelle/

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