Tegnet på at vi er pilgrimme

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  1. Christian says:

    Jeg fandt lige en forklaring på hvorfor

    “The Camino de Santiago may be the best marked footpath in the world. Actually there are two types of markers. First, there are the yellow arrows (flechas) that guide pilgrims through pueblos along the way. This system was developed in recent decades with the support of the European Union.

    However, the traditional symbol (and marker) of the Camino de Santiago is the carnet shell. This dates back to a 2,000 year-old legend. The decapitated apostle, James, was said to have had his remains put on a boat and shipped off to Spain (where he had previously spent 12 years as a missionary). The boat is said to have arrived on the northwestern coast of Spain in Galicia, where carnet shells from the sea surrounded it.

    In medieval times, indigent pilgrims walking to Santiago de Compostela were said to have used the shells to ladle out soup and coffee from pilgrim supporters along the way with their carnet shells. In modern times it is customary for pilgrims to hang carnet shells off their backpacks.”


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