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Category: Culture

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.

Saint Patrick’s Day

Every year on March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green. Many are awaiting this expected day in March and not even Irish pubs prepare to fill everything in green. Even in Spain people celebrate this day. Cities have different traditions but one that is same in every city is that they light their most popular monuments, fountains or lights on the street in green.

Shorter week next week - Find out why!

I don’t know if you heard already, but on 28th of February there is a very important holiday happening in Andalucia. On this day, everything is closed, people go to the streets to celebrate and put out the flags with all the pride. So let me tell you why do you have a free day at school or at work and what do people celebrate on this day!