Cabezón de la Sal (Cantabria), Aug 9 (EFE) .- Cantabria Day in Cabezón de la Sal has become this year a tribute to the solidarity and behavior of Cantabrians during the pandemic in an act with hardly any public marked by sanitary measures in which there have been no speeches, no traditions.
During the event, which was attended by authorities of the region and part of the municipal corporation, the president of Cantabria, Miguel Ángel Revilla, discovered the monolith that has been dedicated to all Cantabrians for their “exemplary” behavior during the health crisis of the coronavirus.
“To the people of Cantabria for their commitment and solidarity during the COVID-19 pandemic” is what is written on this monolith in memory of this “difficult” moment that the region and the country have experienced.
Despite the circumstances that have accompanied the celebration of Cantabria Day, Cabezón de la Sal has once again claimed that the municipality is the “cradle of modern Cantabria” and of the current autonomous community.
It is a symbolic day for the region because it signifies the recognition of the origin of autonomy. In 1979, in Cabezón, it was requested for the first time that Cantabria be a uniprovincial Spanish community, a claim that was later seconded by 87 city councils in the region.
Revilla stressed that Cantabria is a defender of its roots and traditions but also “faithful” to national unity, which “has always been a characteristic of this land.”
For this reason, he explained, they have not given up celebrating this “so important” act, a tradition that symbolizes that differentiating identity of the peoples of Spain, but at the same time the unity of all of them with the raising of the flags of all the autonomous territories of Spain, as well as the raising of the Spanish and Cantabrian flag.
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