Order names the first Knight in the Nordic countries
The Order of the Camino de Santiago was created with the idea of promoting the universal values of the Camino itself, which are, effort, solidarity, hospitality and generosity.
In this occasion, people from six different countries were graced and, in besides participating in the official events, the "novices" also planted a tree and visited several monuments.
After that a Gala Dinner was offered in the Royal Hall of the Hostal de los Reyes Católicos, where the Diplomas were handed over to the new investors and a Chapter Commemorative Medal was given to the members of the Order.
Jukka-Paco Halonen was named the first Knight of the Order in the Nordic countries, sponsored in his investiture by the Counselor of the Order, Jesús Ares. That distinction further reinforces Halonen's strong links with Spanish society.