Why do we celebrate Hispanic Day on October 12?
Hispanic Day (Día de la Hispanidad) or National Day (Fiesta Nacional de España) is an annual national public holiday in Spain on October 12. It commemorates the day when Christopher Columbus first set foot in the Americas in 1492. Hispanic Day is a national public holiday in Spain on October 12. Public life is generally quiet and many businesses and other organizations are closed. The main event every year is a military parade in the Spanish capital Madrid, presided over by King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia, accompanied by other members of the royal family, the Prime Minister, the […]
Fascinating Facts About Andalusia
Andalucia is the largest of Spain’s 17 autonomous regions and it’s the one which evokes the most powerful images of a country famed for its flamenco, fiestas, bullfighting and raw passion. Would you like to know more about Andalusia? Then read this article about the most interesting facts about Spain’s most beautiful and historic region. Did you know that Sevillanas isn’t pure flamenco? It’s a Spanish dance that originated in Castile, not Seville, as the name might suggest and it used to be a courting dance. It’s different from flamenco because it’s strictly choreographed, performed in pairs or groups and set […]