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While most of us are taking down the Christmas decorations, here in Spain they are still celebrating. Sunday 6th is the Epiphany when the Magi or 3 Kings arrived to worship the baby Jesus and it’s the night before this that little Spaniards get their paws on the seasonal presents. 588 palabras más

Lucinda E Clarke

Fiestas de Cuenca

Traditionally, every town and city in Ecuador organizes an annual festival as a showcase of the city’s arts, activities, music, and special features.   The “Fiestas de Cuenca” turned out to be a three days-long event, during which the city was transformed into a series of performance stages, artisanal markets, food stalls, and general flea markets.  965 palabras más

Cultural Commentary

Easter in La Vila Joiosa

Semana Santa (Holy Week) is a seriously big event in Spain. The processions of the hooded penitents in Sevilla and other Spanish cities are spectacular celebrations of faith. 336 palabras más

La Vila Joiosa

Correfoc: devils dancing on the streets of Villajoyosa

The Correfoc is an explosion of noise and fire on the street, a cacaphony of shrieking whistles, rhythmic drumming and fireworks. Groups dress up in red devil costumes, complete with horned headgear and pitchforks.  87 palabras más

La Vila Joiosa

success and enchantment

In the last few days, I’ve been hankering for an English version of the expression Feliz salida y entrada, which the Spanish use in the days leading up to New Year. 448 palabras más

Writing And Writers

Christmas in Spain: Las Navidades

I love Spain because……

Christmas is not just one day as it seems to be in the UK where I’m from…Oh no, Christmas, ( LA NAVIDAD), is a whole two-week performance in my adopted country. 657 palabras más


A controversial tradition

And now I want to introduce you a controversial tradition of 28th December celebrated in the South of Spain.

In the 19th century there was an auction of women where men offered money to chose a woman for dancing. 55 palabras más