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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Fiestas and puentes

There are two Fiesta-days during this week. On Tuesday we celebrated the Spanish Constitution. Tomorrow, Thursday, it is La Inmaculada (Immaculate conception). That leaves us with 3 working days.

As a result of this Gruyere cheese of a working week, most of Spain will make a "puente" out of it. "Puente" means bridge, and in this connection taking a continous holiday from last Friday to coming Monday. Be prepared that many offices are closed, and many people on travel.

As the Spanish are taking over more and more the protestant Christmas celebration (With Santa Claus and corresponding holidays), in addition to their traditional new year fiesta and "los Reyes" (Holy Three Kings), the number of serious working days from the beginning of December to the middle of January is considerably reduced.