Friday 10th June 2022 – Mike Smith
Source: original article – Xàbia AL DÍA
On Wednesdauy, the Palau de la Generalitat hosted municipal representatives and festivity organizers who hold the title of Festivals of Tourist Interest. On behalf of Xàbia, the councilor for Tourism, Antonio Miragall, and the director of Escacs Vivents (the Living Chess), Rafael Andarias, attended.
The meeting was motivated by the creation of a regional commission which will advise on the promotion and institutional dissemination of the festivals and traditions of the Communidad Valenciana. This new advisory working group will be permanent and the regional government is expected to approve the decree for its creation.
In 2018, the Costa Blanca Tourist Board also recognized the uniqueness of Xàbia’s Living Chess at the Gala+Fiesta+Promoción that brought together festivities in the province that stand out for their tourist and traditional value.
Els Escacs Vivents de Xàbia celebrated twenty-five years in 2021 and is the only celebration in the municipality that enjoys the declaration at the national level for its original theatrical proposal based on the humanization of a historical chess game and staged by schoolchildren.