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Author Topic: Bank holiday this Thursday, 12 October, for Día de la Hispanidad

Offline Janet

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Many shops, banks and offices will be closed this Thursday, 12 October, for the celebration of Día de la Hispanidad, or Spain Day. The national public holiday commemorates the discovery of the Americas by Christopher Columbus on 12 October 1492, something that has particular significance for Spain because it transformed the still developing modern nation into a world Imperial empire which lasted until 1898. The celebration takes place every 12 October, with a military parade in Madrid’s Plaza de Colón attended by the Royal Family and the most important members of state, including the Government and the majority of the Presidents of Spain’s autonomous regions.
One must have sunshine, freedom and flowers. Hans Christian Andersen

Offline Myrtle Hogan-Lance

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Don't believe a word she says.  She's trying to deflect from the fact that it's Perikles's birthday that day.  He thinks as highly of that as he does of Xmas.  But why else would Spain make it a national holiday?

Everybody know what to do on the 12th?

(BTW America is backing off of Columbus Day celebrations in favour of 'Indegenous Day' celebrations.  Lots to say on that but perhaps not now.) 

Offline Janet

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 :-X

 :closet:

 :giggle:
One must have sunshine, freedom and flowers. Hans Christian Andersen


Offline Perikles

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I'll get you for that.  :pffff:
Джереми. Prurio ergo sum
κατθάνοισα δὲ κείσῃ οὐδέ ποτα μναμοσύνα σέθεν ἔσσετ' οὐδὲ †ποκ'†ὔστερον• οὐ γὰρ πεδέχῃς βρόδων τῶν ἐκ Πιερίας•