Obanos, November 16, 2023
THE ASSOCIATION OF MUNICIPALITIES OF THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO AND THE MYSTERY OF OBANOS FOUNDATION REACH A COLLABORATION AGREEMENT
The president of the Association of Municipalities of the Camino de Santiago (AMCS), Cristina Ibarrola, signed this morning a collaboration agreement with Juan Manuel Rubio, president of the Mystery of Obanos Foundation. This agreement sets the basis for collaboration between the two entities and will serve as a general framework for future collaborations.
The signing of the agreement took place at the headquarters of the Misterio de Obanos Foundation. The main objective of this agreement is to jointly promote and preserve the historical and cultural heritage of the Camino de Santiago and, more specifically, the representation of the Mystery of Obanos.
Collaboration may take the form of promotional activities, the organization of events, special representations, the design of joint educational programs, research or the exchange of resources. The door is also left open to restoration and conservation work.
Both the president of the Association of Municipalities, Cristina Ibarrola, and the president of the Mystery of Obanos Foundation, Juan Manuel Rubio, stressed that their goal will be to enrich the experience of pilgrims and visitors to the French Way of St. James, joining efforts in projects linked to the cultural and intangible heritage of the Jacobean Route, with such outstanding examples as the traditional representation of the Mystery of Obanos.
This agreement is a first step, on which collaboration actions will have to be specified, but, in principle, it contemplates the possible realization of marketing and promotion actions; special events or representations; workshops or school visits; technical conferences; studies, research and documentation or jointly promote the Mystery of Obanos and the Camino de Santiago in their respective platforms and events. Another important aspect of the agreement is that both entities will promote restoration or conservation projects of the Intangible Heritage linked to the Camino and will work to improve the reception of pilgrims and visitors.
It is worth remembering that the Association of Municipalities of the Camino de Santiago is currently made up of 111 municipalities along the French Way, as it passes through the regions of Aragón, Castilla y León, Galicia, La Rioja and Navarra. All of them work with a common goal: to give the Camino the importance it deserves as a place of pilgrimage and an axis of sustainable development.
The agreement was also signed to coincide with the thirtieth anniversary of the declaration of the French Way of St. James as World Heritage. It was also in 1993, when the Mystery of Obanos Foundation began its work to promote and recover this historic popular representation that has been celebrated in the Navarrese town since 1965, thanks to the involvement of its inhabitants, who have staged more than a hundred representations, designing more than a thousand costumes and twenty carriages.
The Association of Municipalities of the Camino de Santiago is a non-profit organization that brings together 111 municipalities of the French Way with a common goal: to give it the importance it deserves as a place of pilgrimage and as a generator of sustainable development. For more information www.amcsantiago.com
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