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  • Writer's pictureMark Tullett

Day of Madrid

Today is the day of Madrid, and a public holiday in the city. It commemorates an uprising on the 2nd May (which is the usual day for the celebration, but because it's a Sunday this year it has moved a day) in 1808 against French troops and led to the Spanish War of Independence. (1808 - 1814).

Below is the flag of Madrid, the seven stars representing the seven admin areas within the city

Spanish painter Goya painted a depiction of the May 2nd battles in a couple of paintings. This is one...

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