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answered Researching a Spanish document from the ~XV century
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comment Why did people in some countries start to drive on the right?
@MichaelF, many sites seem to copy from each other and do not bring up enough solid explanation. This article from New Scientist, however, seems to provide more relevant information than most. Having said that, I still find it hard to believe a centuries-long tradition was changed just like that, but the French Revolution triggered a change to life at all levels after all.
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comment What were the consequences of the bankruptcies of the Spanish Empire?
@OsvaldoM., I've changed their nationality, but the article did make reference to the nobility in the Netherlands and their subsequent financial trouble.
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comment Why do Spaniards have their lunch and dinner so late?
Anixx, Spaniards don't distinguish between "comida" (meal around 2 pm) and "cena" (meal around 9pm) in Spain. Britain does, though: (englishforums.com/English/DifferenceBetweenDinnerSupper/lmzg/…)
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comment From where does the superstition about Friday the thirteenth originate?
To make it even more confusing, it's Tuesday the 13th in Spain. Why, oh, why.
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comment Why do Spaniards have their lunch and dinner so late?
I'm not sure "siesta" applies in this case. Mostly because having a nap is not so common as travel guides may lead you to think. It may be during summer holidays when people have free time and yes, August, can be quite unbearable in some areas. My question is still related to meal times throughout the year. Italy and Portugal would have similar temperatures and a incredibly similar culture, but the meal times are earlier.
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comment Why do Spaniards have their lunch and dinner so late?
True, but the meal times have nothing to do with that. Otherwise people in La Coruña o Huelva would eat even later. Besides, when we change the time in spring or autumn, people would also change their meal times.
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comment Why do Spaniards have their lunch and dinner so late?
Luke, many sites I've read (all in Spanish) say that during the post-war men had to start moonlighting and then meal times had to be changed. Life standards improved in time, but that custom did not change and it's become the norm until today. The question is then relevant to this forum.