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Day of La Rioja 2020: What is it? Why is Día de La Rioja celebrated in Spain?

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The Day of La Rioja (Día de La Rioja) is an annual public holiday in the Spanish autonomous community of La Rioja, on June 9. It denotes the anniversary of when the autonomous community of La Rioja’s statute was recommended on June 9, 1982.

What is Day of La Rioja?

La Rioja is an autonomous community in Spain that was allowed its independence on the 9th of June, 1982. From that point forward, that date became an annual celebration in La Rioja, where everybody has the holiday and most businesses are closed.

On that day, the people of La Rioja watch the day by showing the flag of La Rioja on buildings, and wearing clothes or painting their faces dependent on the colors of the flag. Additionally, they participate in a few events and festivities, including sports events; common dinners; wine and traditional dishes tasting; modern and traditional music shows; and displaying works of local artists.

Day of La Rioja History

This holiday denotes the anniversary of the autonomous community of La Rioja’s statute being signed on June 9th, 1982.

The Spanish autonomous community of La Rioja in northeast Spain is the least populated region of Spain. Historically it formed part of various territories in the area. It became its territory in 1833, named the Province of Logroño, after the capital town. The area was renamed as La Rioja in 1980.

The region is notable for its red wine, and the area can boast more than 500 wineries.

Different events are organized to mark the Day of La Rioja (Día de La Rioja). These incorporate exhibitions of the work of local artists, concerts of modern and traditional music, tastings of traditional dishes and wines (obviously), and sports events.

Numerous individuals show the flag of their autonomous community during occasions and on public buildings and private homes. A few people additionally wear clothes or paint their faces dependent on the flag’s colors.

The region that is presently the autonomous community of La Rioja has been occupied for a large number of years. It was heavily influenced by the Romans and the Moors. La Rioja was additionally part of the kingdoms of Viguera, Pamplona, and Castile. The Spanish autonomous community of La Rioja is northeast Spain. It borders the autonomous communities of:

  • Aragon.
  • The Basque Country.
  • Castile and León.
  • Navarre.

The autonomous community of La Rioja’s statute was confirmed on June 9, 1982. The Day of La Rioja (Día de La Rioja) was first celebrated on June 9, 1983.

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