Entradas de la categoría Spanish traditions and festivals

Get to know some of the most popular traditions and festivals in Spain.

dic
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Nochevieja

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2020 is finally coming to an end and despite this year’s restrictions, the most representative elements of New Year’s celebration in Spain will be present tonight to say goodbye to 2020 and welcome 2021. “Nochevieja” (New Year’s Eve) is usually a celebration with family and friends. It’s an occasion to dress up, and tradition says …

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dic
24

Nochebuena y Navidad

Navidad Christmas Spain

Christmas is one of the biggest holidays in Spain, alongside Easter, and it marks the beginning of a two-week winter break. It’s a widespread tradition celebrated by both religious and non-religious families and, even though some aspects may vary throughout the country, here’s what most Spanish people do on those days: December 22nd: The national …

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oct
29

Halloween in Spain: Todos los santos

Halloween is around the corner! Even though this celebration is now integrated into the Spanish calendar, it’s certainly not a traditional Spanish festivity. However, shops decorate and make special offers and both children and adults enjoy dressing up and throwing parties at a perfect time between the beginning of the school year and Christmas. The …

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dic
13

NOTES OF SOME CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS in Spain and Barcelona

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For Christians Catholics, Christmas is a holiday that commemorates the birth of Jesus. However, Christmas also celebrates the winter solstice, the shortest day and the longest night. For the Romans it was the ‘Natalis Solis Invicti’, the birth of the victorious Sun. And many pagan people already celebrated this date before the arrival of Christianity. …

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mar
03

Spanish school workshop: Carnival in Barcelona- Catalonia- Spain

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One of our teachers of Spanish courses, Laura Roso, loves Carnival and she did a special workshop for explaining us about celebration in Catalonia and in all Spain.                 In Catalonia of course that we were costumes but also we eat ” coca de llardons” and “butifarra de …

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