As of 2013, All Saint's Day will not be celebrated as a national holiday in Spain in an attempt to improve the productivity of the Spanish economy (read story here). The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, one of the leading museums worldwide, will open a second museum in Barcelona, the President of the Generalitat of Catalunya Artur Mas announced today (read story here).
Three teenagers have died and two remain critically injured in hospital after being trampled by the crowd at a Halloween party in Madrid Arena (read story here). The city council plans to reduce the hours organised bar crawls can take place along with their publicity in an attempt to reduce binge drinking in Barcelona's Ciutat Vella (read story here).
The Castellers de Vilafranca made history this weekend in the Plaça de Vilafranca de Penedès by sucessfullly completing a torre de nou sense manilles (nine levels high without the third story support) while constructing a brilliantly executed tower quatre de nou (read story here)