Category Archives: Festivals & Holidays

True Manhood By Dodging Turnips – Move Over Viagra

In snow laden streets, men are chased by turnip throwing demons...
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Celebrating The Epiphany In Spain

I am of the belief that Spanish children may be among some of the luckiest in the world. Why? Well, because not only do they get to celebrate...
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Christmas Is Softer In Spain

You won't see the mad Christmas commercialization in Spain today. Christmas is softer, kinder...
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Santa, No Sleigh – Christmas Traditions In Spain

Santas slip into modern Spain with little fanfare. Few Santas or elves... Santa Delivering Presents
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A Christmas Kiss?

Mistletoe is a hot seller for people in Spain for the holidays and long after...
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Day Of The Dead In Spain

But what Spain does celebrate, is Dia de Todos Los Santos, or All Saint's Day, celebrated on November 1st. Traditionally this day, where most businesses are shut down and people have the day off of work, is for friends and families to visit the graves of their loved ones who have passed away
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An Unsettling Tradition: Impressions of My First Bullfight

Some say it's art, others say it's just plain cruel. Shawn from Madrid offers a view on bullfighting....
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Photo Scoop (no. 14): Wild San Juan Festival

Bonfires blaze all night on plazas and beaches. Devils run with long poles spewing fire...
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The Scoop: Events in Spain – June, 2012

The Scoop: Festival Events In Spain
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Chocolate Has Risen – Easter Info About Spain

The Easter Rabbit does not hippety-hop down the bunny trail for people in Spain so the godparents tote the load...
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Toast Your Grapes: New Year’s Eve Madrid Style

As the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, many of us will be kissing our sweetie...
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Photo Scoop Of The Month (no. 4) – Christmas Traditions In Spain

In October, the work crews in cities all over Spain start hanging the swooping Christmas lights and putting up trees. The Scoopettes...
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To The Lottery Gods: My Promise To You

But wait Lotto God, do not think for a minute that I would be lazy, and give up work if I won the booty. No sir! I'm the original workaholic thanks to my...
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10 Differences – Celebrating Thanksgiving In Spain

Yes, we celebrate Thanksgiving in Spain. The reason we have not written about Thanksgiving sooner is because we are celebrating on the Saturday after Thanksgiving...
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