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The truth about Spanish stereotypes

Everybody creates them, every country has them: stereotypes. It’s the first thing that comes in your mind when you think about a special nation and it’s also influence your way of seeing people coming from or living in this country. However, have you ever asked yourself how many of them are true? Today, we’re going to speak a little bit of some of the most common Spanish stereotypes and find out what’s the actual matter.

Corpus Christi in Sevilla

Corpus Christi in Seville is one of the most important days of the year. The procession is celebrated during Thursday morning following Trinity Sunday, 60 days after Palm Sunday. The religious festival is especially important in Seville, being of the few Spanish cities that maintains its celebration original day.

Key Phrases To Know In Spanish

To those of you who struggle to speak a word of Spanish, here are some basic phrases that everyone should know for exploring the Iberian Peninsula or the Canary Islands, maybe next time it’ll be you who asks for the round of beers..

Feria de Abril in Sevilla

One of the most important festivities in Andalucia is Feria de Abril in Sevilla, which takes place more or less two weeks after Semana Santa. If you’re wondering what exactly this famous fair is all about, you should take a look here!

Bullfight

Bullfighting is a tradition in many countries including Spain, Portugal, parts of southern France, India and Tanzania, and Latin American countries. While some forms are sometimes considered to be a blood sport, in some countries, for example Spain, it is defined as an art form or culture.

Semana santa in Spain

Holy Week in Spain is the annual tradition celebrated by Catholic religious brotherhoods and fraternities that perform processions on the streets of almost every Spanish city and town during the last week of Lent, the week immediately before Easter. The Passion of Christ, or Easter Week, known in Spain as Semana Santa, is without doubt the most important celebration in Spain. The festivities begin with the Domingo de Ramos (Palm Sunday) and end with Lunes de Pascua (Easter Monday). It is a celebration of life itself and the whole country comes alive.