Friday, 12 October 2012

9 October Celebrations

On the 9th of October each year Valencia celebrates the Dia de la Communidad Valenciana.  Now I don't know much (OK, anything) about Valencian politics but it was a spectacle to behold with clashes between the nationalists and separatists present.

Tuesday was a local holiday so we were able to attend this (and then head off to the beach as it was a scorching 32c and I thought I'd melt right there on the pavement.)  Despite my lack of understanding about the background to this I really enjoyed the noise, the crush of people, the traditional outfits and the fights that broke out.  Now I'm off to read that Wiki article and find out more about it all.

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