The National Day of Spain

The Embassy of Spain has organized the celebration of the National Day at the premises of the Kaiserstein Palace in Mala Strana, Prague 1.

The Ambassador of Spain, H.E. Alberto Moreno  Humet has introduced the event. Czech institutions have been represented by Martin Dvorak, Minister for European Affairs. The President of the Spanish National Railway Network, Raul Blanco Diaz, has also been present.

The National Day of Spain (Fiesta Nacional de España) is held annually on October 12. It is also traditionally and commonly referred to as the Día de la Hispanidad, as a symbol of Spanish legacy worldwide, especially in Hispanic America.

This event commemorates the discovery of Americas by Cristopher Columbus, happened on the 12th October 1492. Besides this anniversary, the 12th October celebrates also the Spanish language day, the Feasts of Our Lady of the Pillar and the Virgin of Zapopan, as well as the Day of the Spanish Armed Forces. It is a day with a plurality of meanings and it is strongly felt in Spain and beyond.

By Pietro Andrea Podda
pietro.podda@pragueforum.cz

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