Valencia Day was commemorated on Monday across most of the municipalities in the Valencia region including Torrevieja and Orihuela. Every year, October 9th is the date the region celebrates the same day in 1238 when King James I officially entered the city of Valencia, freeing it from Moorish rule.

In Torrevieja, the Valencia flag was raised in the Plaza de la Constitución by the Mayor, José Manuel Dolón, who said it was a an important day for “everybody in the Valencian community, who is proud to be part of Spain and part of a common project”, in an obvious reference to the situation in Catalunya.

One municipality that broke with tradition and staged nothing was the PP/Ciudadanos-run Almoradi council. They were accused by the opposition PSOE socialists of “eliminating“ an important event in the Almoradi calendar.

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