Madrid Day (02/05)

On May 2, the Spaniards celebrate their capital - Day of Madrid (Dos de Mayo).

But in 2021, due to the coronavirus pandemic, all festive events may be canceled or rescheduled.

The date of the celebration is connected with the anniversary of the uprising against the French troops on May 2, 1808. A little earlier, French troops led by Napoleon captured the city, and on May 2, after the overthrow of King Ferdinand VII and the proclamation of Joseph Bonaparte as king, an uprising broke out in Madrid. Although it was brutally suppressed by the invaders, the date entered the history of the city.