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Siesta: A Spanish Tradition

by Carlos' girl


The word "siesta" means nap. In Spanish culture, the siesta has come to mean a short nap in the early afternoon after lunch, the midday meal. It is a tradition especially in countries where weather is warm.

Originally the siesta was to give people a break from the afternoon heat as work was performed in the fields. It may have originated in Rome given its Latin roots.

In Spain, the shops and businesses are closed from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and the bars and restaurants from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. during siesta.

A huge lunch is shared by the family, can last up to two hours and includes alcohol. This is followed by the siesta, or nap.

The siesta complements the late-night partying lifestyle where the streets are filled with people at midnight that stay out beyond 3:00 am.

Spain, however, is now moving towards fewer work hours and eliminating the siesta. The traditional siesta has been gradually disappearing.





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