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2011 Spain’s Fiesta Nacional, Columbus Day, “El Pilar”

Today is 12 October 2011, a National Holiday in Spain. Every October 12th here is the “Día de la Hispanidad“, also known as “Fiesta Nacional de España” or “Columbus Day”, the day Christopher Columbus discovered The Americas. (hey, didn’t The … Continue reading

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Sunday Classical Music and Lomo de Buey

Today, while much of the country was either watching Madrid’s Fiesta Nacional / Día de la Hispanidad military parade on TV, yours-truly was enjoying noontime classical music in the Teatro Real (The Royal Theater & Opera house in Madrid) and … Continue reading

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Día de la Hispanidad in Spain

This coming Sunday, 12 October 2008, is the Día de la Hispanidad in Spain and will be celebrated in Madrid in grand fashion with a 250,000€ military parade, resided over by the Royal Family as well as the President of … Continue reading

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