- lime ahogar or apagar la cal to slake lime a la cal (CS) , una pared pintada a la cal a whitewashed wall cerrar algo a cal y canto to close sth firmly o tight de cal y canto (de piedra) stone (before n) (sólido) firm, strong [convicción] firm una de cal y otra de arena (Esp) something nice followed by something less pleasant tienes que aceptar que aquí te dan una de cal y otra de arena you have to learn to take the rough with the smooth here
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Today is Fiesta de Santiago (St James' Day). The famous Camino de Santiago, the pilgrimage of thousands of people from all over Spain and many other parts of Europe to the holy city of Santiago de Compostela, takes place in the week leading up to St James' Day, 25 July. The city also has its fiestas around this time. The streets are full of musicians and performers for two weeks of celebrations culminating in the Festival del Apóstol.