Holy Week makes for unique break
Spaniards celebrate Jesus' passion, 11 days off from school
For a country with progressive abortion and gay marriage laws, Spain retains a cultural Catholicism that allows Sundays with family, saints’ days as public holidays and a break equal to the holiest part of the Church year.
Athens stays strong through debt crisis
By every obvious measure, the city was working. Transit was back up the next day, the Acropolis was still open and free for students from European Union schools, and the generous blocks of feta cheese with dinner were well-priced.
|I ended my spring break with a religious parade, and I flew into a Greek strike.|
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