Fiesta Nacional de España
The National Day of Spain is the official name of the national festivity of Spain. It is held annually on 12 October and is a national holiday. October 12 is also the Official Spanish Language Day, the Feasts of both Our Lady of the Pillar and the Virgin of Guadalupe as well as the Day of the Spanish Armed Forces.
About Fiesta Nacional de España in brief
The National Day of Spain is the official name of the national festivity of Spain. It is held annually on 12 October and is a national holiday. October 12 is also the Official Spanish Language Day, the Feasts of both Our Lady of the Pillar and the Virgin of Guadalupe as well as the Day of the Spanish Armed Forces. The 12 of October is also an official festivity in most Hispanic America, though under varying names, mainly celebrating the historical and cultural ties among them and Spain. The roots of today’s Spanish identity and cultural diversity are to be found in the interaction and fusion of peoples which have over the course of three millennia arrived and settled in Hispania or Iberia. The National Day is massively celebrated in Spain through numerous public and private events organized throughout the country to praise the nation’s heritage, history, society and people. The festivity is also celebrated by Spanish communities worldwide. The national holidays takes, with no exception, a long weekend, at least 3 days, for the citizens’ leisure and enjoyment. This way of celebrating certainly strengthens the sense of national unity and cohesion aswell as the sense-of national belonging and purpose. Many citizens take some days off travelling around Spain thanks to the well developed highway network and specially the high-speed train network, the largest in Europe and second in the world. Between five and more than six million road travels occur during these holydays in Spain for the State Traffic Office plans and implements specific road and driving safety measures, including alcohol, drugs and speed controls.
For this reason, these holidays are also known in Spain as the «Long weekend of the pillar ». The most important by far is the one held in the capital, Madrid, along with the Armed Forces parade. Other tribute, cultural, religious and vindicative parades and demonstrations are also organised by civil society actors across Spain. In the Early Modern Period, the marriage and marriage of Isabella I of Castile and Fernando II of Aragon marked the unification of Spain of what are now known as the most beautiful, beautiful and beautiful nations. At the dawn of the Modern period, the most Beautiful and beautiful are the princes and peoples of Spain, most importantly Saint Isidore of Seidore, who are referred to as ‘the mother of the Indies, sacred and always fortunate.’ In the 5th and 6th centuries, historians identified Spain as an autonomous entity, as an entity of its own, with its own proud, proud, and proud identity. In the 7th and 8th century, the works of Bishops Paulus Orosius and Saint. Hydatius also referred to Spain as a ‘beautiful and beautiful mother,’ referring to the lands from the west to west to the west, from the Phoenicians, Phoenician, Greeks, Romans, Carthaginians, Suevi, Vandals, Albers, Berbers, Visigoths, and Arabs.