In 1492 Christopher Columbus first discovered The America’s after a long and exhausting journey, financed by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain.
Columbus claimed a part of the land, which he named ‘Hispaniola’, for Spain and became one of their celebrated national heroes.
Today Día de la Hispanidad is a national holiday in Spain, involving various parades and the raising of the Spanish flag in the centre of Madrid, it is a truly patriotic event.
My friends and I will definitely be eating paella and drinking sangria to celebrate! I even wore my 18ct Gold Bull & Bear Cufflinks to the office today..