Madrid Day

Every year Madrid celebrates the day the French Occupation was expelled.

Every year Madrid celebrates the day the French Occupation was expelled, an event that took plaace on 2nd of May 1808 and marked the beginning of the Spanish War of Independence. Traditionally a procession marches through the centre of the city and wreaths are laid down at the Cementerio de la Florida graveyard to honour those who lost their lives in battle; since 2004 homage is also paid to those who died in the terrorist attacks at Atocha Station. There is also a bull run through the city in the evening, but most importantly it’s a Bank Holiday for people living in the region.

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Map showing the location of Madrid Day


Visitor information table

CityMadrid
CountrySpain
AddressVarious locations around Madrid
Telephoneno number listed
Dates May
WebsiteNone listed

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