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Grandparents Spain celebrated their holiday

July 27 2007

Several thousands of elderly residents gathered in Madrid on Thursday at the residence of Montserrat Caballe, to celebrate their annual holiday - Day of the grandparents.

Similar events are taking place that day in more than 120 cities across the country. Day and grandparents celebrate in Spain the fourth consecutive year. The founder of the holiday was in 2003, the city of San Pedro del Pinatar Spanish autonomous region of Murcia.

Residents of the city wanted to attract attention to the situation of the older generation in society and hoped that their initiative will raise interest throughout the country.

Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Eduard Supply, present at the 2003 festival in Murcia, supported the idea of the Day and grandparents, and since then the festival is held throughout the country every year July 26 - the Day of the Holy Joaquin and St Anne's, RIA Novosti reported.

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