The traditional afternoon siesta has been enshrined in law in the Valencian regional town of Ador, after a decree was passed by mayor Joan Faus Vitòria.

It’s allegedly the first Spanish municipality to lay down the rules on the siesta at a time when there is a wide-ranging national debate about the siesta’s future in a modern world.

The mayor says that youngsters should stay indoors during the siesta hours of 2.00pm to 5.00 pm so that they don’t disturb older people by playing football and making a general noise.

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