PLAZA ESPAÑA: IT WON’T BE THE FINAL LEG OF HISTORY’S FIRST GLOBAL JOURNEY

PLAZA ESPAÑA: IT WON’T BE THE FINAL LEG OF HISTORY’S FIRST GLOBAL JOURNEY »

5 Oct, 2022
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There's an ongoing party at the Plaza España in Madrid, the “La Hispanoamericana”. A festival of the cultures, gastronomies and artisanal traditions of the Spanish-speaking countries in the New World, along the (accidental) route of the first circumnavigation of the earth. In anticipation of Día de la Hispanidad. On 12 October 2022, the Día de la Hispanidad will burst forth into a very special celebration, marking as it does the quincentenary of The Circumnavigation.

SPAIN’S FIESTA NACIONAL IS PACKED WITH PATRIOTISM, PRAGMATIC USAGE AND MISTAKEN RELIGIOUS MEANING

SPAIN’S FIESTA NACIONAL IS PACKED WITH PATRIOTISM, PRAGMATIC USAGE AND MISTAKEN RELIGIOUS MEANING »

9 Oct, 2021
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The Fiesta Nacional is, as the name denotes, an annual celebration across Spain of a huge Spanish legacy that gave the world – the New World – a single (Spanish) denominator for the cultures in the vast Americas and brought the region under one dominant language. It set off the Golden Age of exploration and colonization, catapulting Spain as the first-ever world power. But couching it in today’s politically acceptable lingo, the Fiesta Nacional is touted as celebrating Spain’s union and brotherhood with the international community.

DIA DE LA HISPANIDAD: PROUD TO BE SPANISH!

DIA DE LA HISPANIDAD: PROUD TO BE SPANISH! »

17 Oct, 2017
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Madrileños, and Spaniards in general, took the Fiesta Nacional as an opportunity to not only show their support for the police corps,but also to declare their stand on the Catalonian crisis, shouting phrases such as “No os engañan, Cataluña es España"

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: IN SEARCH OF OUR LADY OF THE SPANISH WORLD 36 YEARS AGO

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: IN SEARCH OF OUR LADY OF THE SPANISH WORLD 36 YEARS AGO »

14 Oct, 2016
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It is said that Columbus stopped by the Guadalupe monastery to pray for the success of his expedition before setting out in what resulted in the unexpected discovery of the New World