Today, Friday, November 2, is called a puente or “bridge day” in Spain. Basically, if you have a holiday (like All Saints Day) fall on a Thursday, many people take the Friday off, bridging into the weekend (the same goes for taking Monday off if a holiday falls on a Tuesday).
Yeah, I know, Americans produce more, make more money, have bigger houses, cars, etc.
And Spain is predicted to pass Japan as having the longest average life span by 2040.
TGIF, America. We’ll say Gracias a dios por los puentes.