FIESTAS IN SPAIN: The mid-August fiestas

It’s a long weekend here in Spain and that’s because August 15th is a public holiday. It’s also when the most fiestas are celebrated in the entire year. Some 1,200 parties will energize nightlife throughout the country. From big cities like Madrid to the tiniest hamlet, music and revelry (as well as a religious act or two) are the order of the day. Most mark the Feast of the Assumption, but in today’s podcast we’ll pay special attention to a lesser known figure, San Roque, or St. Roch, whose feast day is August 16th. Enjoy!

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