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Honorary Consul invited for Fiesta Nacional by the embassy of Spain

Posted on 18 October 2013 by Administrator

The anniversary of Columbus’ landing in the New World on October 12, 1492, is widely celebrated throughout the Americas.

Celebration of the anniversary in Spain dates to 1935, when the first festival was held in Madrid. However, on October 7, 1987, the name was changed to Fiesta Nacional, and October 12 became one of two national celebrations, along with Constitution Day on December 6.

Since 2000, October 12 has also been Spain’s Day of the Armed Forces, celebrated each year with a military parade in Madrid.To commemorate it, there is a parade led by the military and presided over by the Spanish king, who is the head of state, since Spain is politically organized as a constitutional monarchy.

In this historical day, the spanish embassy in Tirana held a reception which among the many invited were presten personalities of albanian politics such as Ilir Meta, EU ambasador, Ettore Sequi and the various diplomatic missions resident in Albania, as a special guest, ofcourse, was also The Honorary Consul of Mexico in Tirana, Mr. Ylli Ndroqi.