- 1.1 (de un ser vivo) death muerte natural/repentina natural/sudden death el veneno le produjo la muerte instantánea the poison killed him instantly 200 personas encontraron la muerte en el incendio 200 people lost their lives o [literary/literario] met their death in the fire condenado a muerte sentenced to death amenaza de muerte death threat hasta que la muerte nos separe till death us do part a la muerte de su padre heredó una fortuna she inherited a fortune on her father's death o when her father died herido de muerte fatally wounded me dio un susto de muerte [familiar/colloquial] she scared the living daylights out of me [colloquial/familiar], she scared me to death [colloquial/familiar] luchó or se debatió varios días con la muerte he was at death's door o fighting for his life for several days odiar a muerte to loathe, detest cada muerte de obispo (AmL) [familiar/colloquial] once in a blue moon de mala muerte [familiar/colloquial] [pensión] grotty [colloquial/familiar], cheesy (AmE) [colloquial/familiar] es un pueblo de mala muerte it's a dump o a hole [colloquial/familiar], it's a really grotty place ser de muerte lenta (Ven) [familiar/colloquial] to be fantastic [colloquial/familiar] ser la muerte [familiar/colloquial], (ser atroz) to be hell o murder [colloquial/familiar] (ser estupendo) to be great o fantastic [colloquial/familiar] meterse de profesor es la muerte en vida it's murder going into teaching [colloquial/familiar] se cree/te crees la muerte he thinks he's/you think you're the bee's knees o the cat's whiskers [colloquial/familiar] 1.2 (homicidio) lo acusan de la muerte de tres personas he is accused of killing three people o of causing the deaths of three people dar muerte a algn [formal] to kill sb 1.3 (fin) death la muerte de una civilización the death o demise of a civilization
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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.