| Galicia was a Kingdom and an independent nation until the XII century, it is also a place of pilgrimage for Catholics which they come to the capital Santiago de Compostela from all over the world to visit St.James (Santiago) which was buried here after being kill in Palestine around circa 4 AD and brought back to Galicia by his Galician disciples from his previous expeditions and conversions during the Roman period of Galaecia, also the Roman province of Galaecia as it was known then, give to Rome one of his best Legion Leaders; Magnus Maximus which was from Iria Flavia town (city & name still remains today), 50 km from Santiago.
Other Galicians that made it famous are:
1) Julio Iglesias, he made a song called " Canto a Galicia Terra do meu pai" (song for Galicia my father
2) Don Amancio Ortega from A Coruna,Galicia which is the owner of the Inditex group which carries fashion
and household design brands around the World like Zara, Maximo Dutti, etc,etc.
3) Fidel Castro, the ex-presidente of Cuba fathers are from Lugo, Galicia
4) Simon Bolivar, the Venezuelian independence Icon fathers were from A Coruna, Galicia
The Interceltic Festivals in Galicia are celebrated along the summer but some of the most relevant are in Ortigueira along July when Irish, Scots, Welsh and Britons come to Galicia to celebrate ancestry and culture.