Looks like it’s going to be pretty dreary for the All Saints’ Day (Todos Los Santos) weekend over most of Spain. The weather forecast shows rain over much of Spain with only the Mediterranean coastline being mainly dry. It’s not forecast for torrential downpours, however, just mainly showers on and off through most of the day. Temperatures will go up a little starting today but fall again by the end of Sunday, just in time for the work week to start.
Madrid can expect temperatures in the low to mid 60s on Saturday and Sunday with Barcelona experiencing temperatures in the low to mid 70s. The Mediterranean coastline will be slightly warmer.
The bad weather isn’t likely to stop Spaniards from enjoying the All Saints’ Day holiday though. In fact, most will have already visited the graves of relatives or ancestors yesterday leaving flowers and small gifts, and will now be preparing special dishes to enjoy through the rest of the long weekend.
Roasted chestnuts are the most common, along with almond cakes and huesos de santo (bones of the saints). The last ones are the most delicious little cakes you’ll ever eat — and are made of marzipan and syrup. Yum!