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Hoy se inaugura la Fundación Mario Benedetti. El local es una hermosa y antigua casa en el Cordón (en Joaquín de Salterain 1293 casi Guaná) enfrente de La Herradura.

La casa museo busca ser un lugar dinámico, para visitarlo y para estudiar la obra del exitoso escritor uruguayo. Abrirá al público el próximo martes 1° y funcionará de lunes a viernes de 10.00 a 18.00. Se buscará ofrecer una agenda cultural con charlas, música y demás actividades artísticas:

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Bonfires of San Juan, the most magical night of the year in Spain. It takes place on the night from the 23rd to the 24th of June, coinciding with the shortest night of the year. San Juan’s origins are really old, when people used to organize their live according to the sun. They were convinced that the sun was losing strength. Therefore, they decided to choose this night to light fires which will give back its strength to the sun. If you are superstitious this is the night when you can make all your whishes and get rid of the bad spirits. Traditionally groups of friends gather in the beach to light a bonfire and have dinner around it.

There are many Spaniards living in Montevide and San Juan is celebrated here as well with the difference that today is the shortes day and the longest night of the year: Hoy es el día más corto del año y la noche más larga

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