Friday, September 11, 2009

September 11th

For most people this date represents the recent past and conjures up images of planes flying into the World Trade Center and terrible memories of people dying.  Here in Catalunya, it is the region's national day where they celebrate their defeat at the hands of the Spanish kings following the War of Spanish Succession in 1714.

If you're in Barcelona today, you can expect to see the red and yellow stripes of the Catalan flag hanging from balconies and rallies being held clamoring for independence.  It's a touchy subject in Spain as the comments for an article I wrote for Expatica will show.   And while I have my thoughts and opinions on it, I'm not really in the mood to discuss them today.  But I'm sure I will soon.

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