Entradas de la categoría Spanish traditions and festivals

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

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Easter in Spain: Mona de Pascua

Easter (“Pascua”) is an important time in the Spanish holiday calendar. After looking back on the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus during the Holy Week (“Semana Santa”), Easter is a joyful and sweet celebration. Even though the tradition varies slightly in each region, Easter is mostly celebrated by eating the “Easter cake”, which in …

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El Carnaval en España

carnaval España

It’s “Carnaval” week! This celebration takes place every year between February and March, and it fills the streets with colors and music in a very cheerful atmosphere. Even though this year most events have been cancelled due to the pandemic, let’s take a look at what you’ll hopefully be able to see next year. “Carnaval” …

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Nochevieja

nochevieja feliz año nuevo

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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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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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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