Spanish National day
Susana is attending a reception at the Spanish Embassy in London today for the Spanish National day, known as Hispanic Day or Fiesta Nacional de Espana.
This national holiday remembers the exact date when Christopher Columbus first set foot in the Americas. Columbus was trying to find a western sea route to India. On 12 October 1492 land was spotted, having left the Canary Islands five weeks earlier. They made landfall at an island in the Bahamas, which Columbus named San Salvador. A huge military parade in Madrid forms the focal point of the day. Given the current situation with Catalonia, the usual celebrations are likely to be effected. Susana has highlighted that discussions at the embassy are likely to focus on recent events.