Today is the national day of Catalunya, La Diada. It is the day when, in 1714, the Spanish troops defeated the Catalan army. Today, the Catalans gather for their right to become independent of Spain. Over 1 million people are expected and there are buses shuttling people into Barcelona from the other parts of Catalunya. The Mercat del Born has been decorated with the Catalan stripes to signify the day. This is a fantastic documentary outlining the conflict.