The Telegraph reports that the Spanish city of Toledo unveiled a “giant marzipan statue of Miguel de Cervantes” to honor the great novelist on the 400th anniversary of his death. (One website claims that the statue is 3 and half metres (over 11 feet) high.)
On a more serious note “Spain will also celebrate its most treasured author … at the annual Miguel de Cervantes award, conferred by the Prime Minister, which honors the lifetime achievement of a writer.”
Other plans call for a popular TV cooking show to feature dishes from Cervantes’ Don Quixote and “primary school students in the city of Alcala de Henares, near Madrid, will have a go at writing a third part to Don Quixote.”
No word yet on who gets to eat the marzipan after the celebration is over.