It marks the anniversary of the publication of the literary work Many people in Galicia read poetry or literature in the Galician language on Galician Literature Day.
They may also attend public readings of important literary works.
Outside of the archives of physical maps, there are a number of websites which provide access to digital maps covering towns and regions in the historic province of Galicia.
Some of the best sources are listed here with links to their collections.
Public life is generally quiet in the autonomous community of Galicia on Galician Literature Day on on May 17.
Many businesses and other organizations are closed.
When Sally, a Brit, arrived in Madrid five years ago she had the rather unrealistic expectation that Javier Bardem lookalikes would be queuing up to sweep her off her feet. Now in her early 30s and a seasoned veteran of the dating scene she tells the Local how to avoid the pitfalls of a Spanish mummy´s boy and the perils of communicating through the language barrier.
Here are Sally´s top ten tips for navigating the perilous path to true love in Spain.But a good place to actually meet one for romantic purposes, like anywhere else, is through the nightlife scene, or through friends.Othmane, 21, Morocco: "I dated a Spanish girl for like five months. I was with my friends, they had the table next to us, and I just saw this cute girl and I told her to take a picture of me and a friend and that was how everything started." Amy, 23, United States: "I met my boyfriend in a club last summer.Spanish men typically are still living at home until well into their 30s so his mum is likely to be the queen of his world (who irons his pants and gives him a Tupperware to take to the office).I avoided this by always trying to choose men whose family lived in another city, or preferably another country. 2 - Take a dictionary Photo of a man with a dictionary: Shutterstock At intercambios (language exchanges) you won´t just be swapping your mother tongues.Examples include: a hand-drawn street map of Hrymailiv (Grzymałów), one of several memory maps on the site; a 1943 map of Nazi-occupied Rohatyn, showing streets named for German, Polish, and Russian figures; a list of external map links relevant to Ukraine (which overlaps historic Galicia).