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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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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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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