Saint George is undoubtedly one of the most celebrated saints in the Christian tradition. The festival of Saint Georges is not only one of the most important in England, but also in many other parts of the world. In many regions of Spain, it is also commemorated, for example, San Jorge in Aragon, or San Jordi in Catalonia and in some municipalities of our Valencian Community. In these places, it is customary on April 23 for men to give a red rose to women, as did the knight Jorge to his princess.
Image of Saint George, patron saint of the popular festivities in the city of Alcoy,
also located in the province of Alicante, as well as the city of Benidorm.
But on this particular day, we also share another celebration. Fate wanted two of the greatest writers of European literature, Shakespeare and Cervantes, to die on the same date of the calendar, exactly on April 23, 1616. Thus, St. George’s Day also commemorates internationally the Day of Literature, and for that reason in some areas, besides a red rose it is customary to give away a book.
Books are undoubtedly a great travelling companion, especially in those moments of relaxation in which we feel the need to disconnect and let time pass peacefully. And since Hotel Don Pancho stands as an oasis of peace and tranquillity amidst the hustle and bustle, we could not miss this detail. We have a special selection of books available to our guests, as well as numerous reading areas, such as the lobby bar with comfortable seating or the warm and relaxed atmosphere of the pool area. Just imagine yourself lying on the sun loungers near the pool and reading your favourite book while the sea breeze caresses your face.
Furthermore, the beaches of Benidorm have also been a pioneer in implementing a public book lending service right on the sand, which currently has more than 100 thousand users a year. What better proof that a good book is the perfect complement to your holidays?
At the Hotel Don Pancho, your hotel in Benidorm, we also strive, as Jorge did, to overcome every day the dragon of stress and routine. Join us in this task and enjoy a magical and relaxing atmosphere in a legendary environment.
Let’s celebrate together St. George’s Day in style at Hotel Don Pancho!
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