The picture was taken this afternoon in Sitges, a wealthy village half an hour away from Barcelona. We don’t celebrate Saint Nicholas here but it is a ‘tradition’ not to work neither on december the 6th (Spanish 1978 Constitution Day) nor on December the 8th (a Catholic holiday). And then many of not-unemployed people ask themselves: “if tuesday and wednesday are holidays, why on hell should we work on monday, wednesday and friday? This is a very important local concept which we call “bridge”. How should we say it in English? Make a bridge? Take a bridge? Build a bridge? Direct translation from both Catalan and Spanish to English would be to “make a bridge” which means not to work during the whole week, from Saturday the 3rd to Sunday the 11th. Do you get it? Only some modern minded companies are starting to place these holidays together either at the begining or at the end of the week. In any case, it was a very sunny Autum day today hear in Barcelona…

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