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

jun
23

San Juan

san juan

June 24th is “San Juan”. Despite being a bank holiday in some areas of Spain, celebrations actually take place on the 23rd, in the festival known as “Verbena de San Juan”. The festival consists on a dinner party with friends or family, during which people traditionally drink cava and eat “coca de San Juan” (a …

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abr
23

Sant Jordi

Sant Jordi, on April 23rd, is one of the most well-known Catalan festivities. On this day streets are filled with roses to celebrate love, and books to celebrate World Book Day. Don’t miss out on this beautiful spring festival! According to the legend, a dragon threatened to attack the small village of Montblanc (Tarragona) unless …

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abr
02

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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feb
10

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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dic
31

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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