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Everywhere shut again! PDF
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 00:00

Beware! Everywhere shut again!

Not content with having "bank holidays" on 2 and 6 September and last week's General Strike, everywhere is set to be shut again next Tuesday 12 October, to celebrate the Fiesta Nacional de España.


Yes, just a reminder that next Tuesday, 12 October, is the national day of Spain. Also known as the Día de la Hispanidad, Día de Colón (Columbus Day) or 12-O, it commemorates the day in 1492 when Christopher Columbus first set foot in America. As such it is related to the Columbus celebrations held on the same day and for the same purpose across the Americas.

This means that banks, official buildings, offices and most shops will be closed next Tuesday. The only places that are likely to be open for business are some bakeries and some corner shops – and bars and restaurants, of course! 

© Paul Whitelock 


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Paul Whitelock

Paul is a Joint Honours graduate in Spanish and German, a qualified teacher (PGCE) and has a Member of the Institute of Linguists (MIL) qualification.

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