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Discover Spanish culture through literature, cinema, traditions, festivals, gastronomy, etc.

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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sep
30

Los horarios en España

Many Spanish people claim that “Spain is different”, and it is many ways a particular country. What seems to stand out the most to foreign visitors is that, in Spain everything happens later than in other countries. To begin with, school and work hours hardly ever start before 9 am, so you’ll find a lot …

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dic
23

Cultural Christmas traditions in Spain

Christmas lottery

Los días más importantes en las Navidades en España: The Most Important Days of Christmas in Spain CAGA TIÓ – más o menos entre el 8 de diciembre y  Navidad. CAGA TIÓ - from around  December 8yh and Christmas Day Tradición solo en Cataluña, donde se “alimenta”  y se le cubre con una manta a un …

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dic
13

NOTES OF SOME CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS in Spain and Barcelona

xmas treee

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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