No COVID19 is preventing the XXII Festival Celestina from taking place in August, like it has been customary since its first edition under that name in 2005. Yes, the 22nd edition. Since 2005. It is not that I cannot do math or that there have been years with more than one Festival Celestina, but that La Puebla de Montalbán had been celebrating a cultural week named “La España de Rojas” since 1998 and, in its seventh edition, the Festival Celestina was born, so that, in 2008, it merged with the cultural week and adopted its numeration, becoming the X Festival Celestina just three years after its first edition.
Anecdotes aside, the XXII Festival Celestina will be taking place in a reduced format the days 21st, 22nd and 23rd of August, as usual in La Puebla de Montalbán, but limited to the Patio del Palacio, Patio del Cristo and Patio del Centro Cívico. The traditional Renaissance fair will not be taking place, as well as the usual theatre plays in cellars and even the staging of Celestina itself. But let the major of La Puebla de Montalbán explain it in his own words.
As soon as the programme is announced, I will upload it to the blog. Do not miss it!
A few days after this post was published, the festival had to move on-line.