La palabra del día: Feria

Feminine noun. From the Latin ferĭa, big market. From ferĭa we also have fiesta and día feriado.
In Legal Spanish, feria judicial means ‘holidays’. It is the period when the courts and tribunals are closed, and no proceedings take place. In Argentina it usually is the whole month of January and a couple of weeks in winter, usually the last two weeks of July. For urgent matters we have a juzgado de feria or jueces de guardia in Spain for every Departamento Judicial. Poor people. dc

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