Just last night, tens of thousands of people transformed downtown Granada into a sea of red and yellow, flooding the boulevards with their national flags, after the Spanish national football team won the European Championship 2012. This was Spain’s second consecutive European championship in a row, along with the 2010 World Cup. No team has held so many important trophies at once. And we had been lucky enough to witness all three events in Granada.
“Yo soy Español.. Español.. Espanol!” Locals, and foreigners alike, sang and cheered on the streets, rejoicing in their victory. Fireworks exploded and confetti fell from the skies as the street partying in Granada continued till the wee hours, with flag-waving supporters roaming the squares and honking drivers blasting their horns. Jubilant fans even jumped into the water fountains – a victory tradition that takes place after every major win.
We took to the streets of Granada to join in the huge fiesta: It was a real honor to be in Spain once again for the celebrations. Here are some photos snapped with my trusty iPhone – pardon us for the poor quality.
And that’s Alberto looking proud with his national flag!