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The most famous festival on the Inglés is Os Caneiros (you can google to see photos), days 18 and 25 August A big balloon is released and boats sail river Mandeo to the festival field with a lot of wine involved.
In Betanzos is famous the tortilla de patata with more eggs than usual and orujo is also good.
The Camino Frances is by no means the oldest route, see Primitivo, but is certainly the most travelled in modern times. The Ingles gets its name from the English pilgrims who were unable to walk through France during the three hundred years that England was at war with France, France was at war with the English or even the French were at war with the French. Part of this period was known as the Enlightenment but that's one for historians rather than this Forum. English pilgrims would make their way by boat to ports on the North coast of Spain, including to Ferrol and A Coruna but as far east as Bilboa and make their foot pilgrimage from there. Of course that could not occur during the near 100 years that the English were at war with the Spanish ( and contrariwise) but English pilgrims who had managed to walk through France at that time had generally acquired enough French to pass themselves off when necessary.
My favourite tradition of the modern Camino is this one: walk, eat, sleep, repeat. And give thanks to all the gods that you can.
There is an old tradition of pausing at daybreak, mid-day and sunset to say the Angelus. On the Camino del Norte especially there are a number of "Capillas de Animas" dedicated to this. These pics are of various "Capillas" between Santander and Oviedo. The middle one is very small, not much more than a meter in height. They seem to be a feature of the Camino routes through Asturias, most common on the Norte, Primitivo and the Salvador. They are often in the middle of nowhere and would seem to mark the course of the ancient Pilgrims' Way.
Thank you, for your replies (and so quickly!) Yes, Tincatinker, I realize you are right about the Primativo. It's the Frances that gets all the hubbub and the one we hear the most about with all the "mystique" which is why I was wondering if the Ingles (and other routes) had their own specific traditions, because I hadn't heard of any. Thanks Pelerin for the festival info too. Tio Tel thanks for the photos and info on the capillas, I didn't know about them! In India I saw tiny little places like these (I'm sure they have a name) at street intersections and other places where (I'm assuming Hindus or others) could pop in to pray or meditate. I loved that--it reminded me to think of the Divine whenever I saw one.