Spanish National Day

Posted by: Scott Ko

The Fiesta Nacional de España is the national day of Spain and it is this Saturday. It is held annually on October 12 and is a national holiday. It commemorates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s first arrival in the Americas, a day also celebrated in other countries.

The king of Spain supervises the raising of the Spanish national flag in the center of Madrid on Hispanic Day. He and the prime minister lead a military parade after that. The parade includes representatives from most of Spain’s military units and various military vehicles. Armed forces’ planes perform aerobatics above the parade route and display yellow and red smoke to represent the Spanish flag. Radio, television and Internet news services broadcast live on these events.

Hispanic Day is a day off work and an opportunity to spend time quietly at home or in the company of family members and close friends. People in the Aragon region in the north-east of Spain also commemorate Our Lady of the Pillar, their patron saint, on October 12.

To celebrate, we’ve put together a simple 3 recipe plan with Spanish inspired recipes: Spicy chorizo pasta, Mediterranean-style chicken with olives and capers, and Grilled chicken with lemon and onions.

Click the link above, click + Meal Plan button, get your shopping, and then kick your feet up!

Spanish National Day

Spanish National Day

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