Fiesta Nacional de España (National Day of Spain) 


October 12, 2021
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The National Day of Spain (Fiesta Nacional de España) is the official name of the national festivity of Spain. It is held annually on 12th October and is a national holiday. It is also traditionally referred to as the Día de la Hispanidad (Hispanicity), commemorating the Spanish legacy to the world, especially in America.

The celebration of the National Day of Spain is the day the Spanish people commemorates the history of the country, recognising and giving value of what has been achieved together and to reconfirm the commitment for the future as a nation. The 12th October celebrates union and brotherhood, also showing the ties of Spain with the international community.

La Fiesta Nacional de España commemorates the discovery of the Americas by Christopher Columbus for Spain on 12th October, 1492, as a key point for the Spain's overseas projection and legacy to the world and in the Americas in particular and the vast, common heritage with the today's American countries, which integrated the Spanish Empire, the first global power in the world history.

12th October is also the official Spanish language day, the Feasts of both Our Lady of the Pillar and the Virgin of Guadalupe as well as the Day of the Spanish Armed Forces.