Sunday, July 04, 2010

Happy Independence Day!

Well, today is the 4th July when our American cousins celebrate the separation of the American colonies from Great Britain. The signing of the Declaration of Independence is often marked by parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and of course, lots of fireworks.

Unlike Spain, the U.S. do not enjoy many local or national (federal) holidays, but they do at least take an additional day when the holiday falls on a weekend (in Spain the day is usually lost). In the UK many bank holidays are taken on Mondays. For example, the May Day bank holiday is rarely celebrated on May 1st, except in years when the date happens to fall on a Monday.

Whilst we are on the subject of holidays, perhaps this is a good time to mention that for the very first time in our history, the Bodega will close for a very short summer break of one week - from Monday 16th to Friday 20th August. Apart from not being here to answer the telephone, this should actually have very little effect on the service that we offer our customers. We pride ourselves in turning orders around very quickly, and so even if orders arrive during this closure period, we should be able to prepare them very quickly upon our return.

So once again, a very Happy Independence Day to all our American friends and customers!

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