How Countries Take a Break Around the World


2.Siesta in Spain

While Italians are at their late lunches, the neighbours take the time between 2 and 5 pm to snooze. The Spanish siesta was born out of necessity. Thing is, in Spain it can be smothering hot in the afternoon, so much that any work or even stay outside is impossible. The tradition has agricultural roots, traced back to the times when peasants worked in the fields. Although, with modern air-conditioning and cool office spaces, siesta has become redundant, folks in some quarters adamantly defend their right to take it easy in the afternoon.

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