We almost thought we were back in UK at the supermarket today talk about busy. Well the shops have been on an open closed open closed cycle this week. Friday was Valencia Day, King James the First of Aragon reclaimed Valencia for Christianity on October 9th, 1238, and it’s the day remembered as the birth of the Kingdom of Valencia. Monday, 12th October, 2009 - Dia del la Hispanidad - Dia del la Hispanidad is the national day of Spain or Hispanic Day. It is held on October 12th every year, and commemorates the day when Christopher Columbus first landed in the Americas in 1492. To commemorate it, there is a parade led by the military (usually held in Madrid) presided by the Spanish King, who is the Head of State.
The large number of people in the shops reflects the mighty amount of eating that will take place on Monday as family and friends get together to celebrate.