This Wednesday 12th October it’s a holiday in Spain.
The day Colombus discovered America and also the day in which the virgin appeared on top of a pillar – el día del Pilar, my Saint’s day!
So, many people will take Monday and Tuesday off to, thus creating a “bridge” between Sunday and Wednesday, during which they can take time off.
The “puentes” (literally, bridges) are those periods of time when a festive day during the week allows for other days to be taken off.
Happy bridge to all of those in Spain!