- 1 1.1 (festejar) [éxito/cumpleaños/festividad] to celebrate hoy se celebra el centenario the centenary is being celebrated today celebran su fiesta nacional el 14 de julio they celebrate their national day on July 14 ¡esto hay que celebrarlo! this calls for a celebration! 1.2 [literario/literary] [belleza/valor/hazaña] to celebrate [literario/literary] 1.3 [chiste/broma] to laugh at
- 2 [formal] [noticia/resultado] to be delighted at, be very pleased at lo celebro mucho I'm absolutey delighted o/or really pleased celebro volver a verlo I am delighted o/or very pleased to see you again
- 3 3.1 [formal] [reunión/elecciones/juicio] to hold; [partido] to play el acto/la reunión se celebró en Caracas the ceremony/meeting was held o/or took place in Caracas celebrarán una reunión a puerta cerrada they will meet behind closed doors la final se celebra este domingo the final will be played o/or will take place this Sunday para celebrar una conferencia interurbana (España/Spain) to make a long-distance call 3.2 [misa] to say, celebrate; [boda] to perform, solemnize [formal] 3.3 [formal] [acuerdo/pacto/contrato] to sign
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Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.