botellón – drinking in Spain
A dictionary of Spanish history and culture
The custom of young people gathering in their thousands in public places at the weekend. Botellón -an augmentative suffix of botella (bottle) – means literaly a big bottle and refers to the bottles of alcoholic drinks bought from shops, which are drunk in public. Good article here from Wikipedia
Young Spaniards turn to ‘big bottle’ binge drinking (Times) “Just a short walk from the fashionable El Born district an unruly gang of teenagers sat huddled, sipping from plastic bottles filled with whisky and Coke in a ritual known as el botellon — or “the big bottle”.
In the run up to this weekend’s new year celebrations there has been a growing acknowledgment in Spain of rising levels of alcoholism among the young. Binge drinking — once dismissed by Spaniards as an affliction of the British, German and other northern European hordes who descend on their country every summer — is gaining ground among their own youth.”
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