In a move that could be considered a bold move for the UK, the Spanish government announced that they would be holding holiday celebrations for all citizens on January 6th.
What’s more, this holiday will be in stark contrast to the official UK Christmas, which is on January 27th, the day after the Spanish national day.
With so many different cultures and holidays celebrating in the country, it makes perfect sense that Spain has chosen to go for a festive vibe, even if it doesn’t quite make sense.
“The Spanish state recognizes that our celebrations are an important part of our identity and that we can’t simply forget about them,” a spokesperson for Spain’s government said in a statement.
However, there are a few things that you need to know before you go, so here are a couple of things you need do before the Spanish holiday begins: Do not wear anything too revealing to your holiday attire, especially to the extent that you will be wearing a head covering.
Be prepared to get a little more physical, as the country is known for having a lot of violent crime and the fear of violence from others is high.
In case you’re worried about your safety, Spanish police officers will be at the airport and on the streets of Barcelona, as well as on the outskirts of the capital, Madrid.
Don’t expect a lot from the Spanish Government in terms of tourism.
The Spanish government only recently started issuing visas to tourists, and while there have been reports of some hotels being targeted, these incidents have been relatively rare.
Also, the holiday will coincide with the first annual World Day of Peace, which marks the end of the Spanish Civil War, and the day before the day that the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, announced his resignation.
Have fun in Barcelona!
There will be plenty of shopping, festivals, cultural and musical activities, and a lot more to do this holiday than just eat and drink.