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Royal Family Preside Over Pascua Militar Celebrations
January 06, 2012 – Madrid, Spain
Members of the Spanish Royal Family presided over the annual Pascua Militar celebrations in Madrid on January 6th, the Roman Catholic Feast of the Epiphany.
The Pascua Militar dates back to the reign of Carlos III, when, on January 6, 1782, Spanish forces retook Menorca, which had been in British hands. As an expression of joy, Carlos III ordered that the military would be henceforth honored on the Feast of the Epiphany.
Read more about the 2012 Pascua Militar here.