Culture

Culture · 19. marzo 2020
Father's Day is the day when we honour our fathers. In Spain, it is celebrated on March 19. Read this text to learn a bit more about this date and listen to the podcast to practice your listening skills.

Culture · 11. febrero 2020
Valentine's Day is coming on February 14th. Like in many countries, here in Spain we commemorate it as well. It is not a bank holiday but it is quite popular among people to celebrate it the sane day or later on during the following weekend. Read & listen more in Spanish about this day!

Culture · 27. enero 2020
You may have noticed that Spanish names are quite long as they have more words than in other cultures. The reason are not middle names, as in Spain they are not really common, but it is due to our double surnames.

Culture · 04. enero 2020
On the 5th of January, we celebrate the "Noche de Reyes". A big parade brings the three Kings to town where they will deliver the presents to all children.

Culture · 19. septiembre 2019
“Back to school” is known today as the time when children and teenagers start the new academic year. It involves the purchase of material, registration, etc. In Spain, the academic year runs from September until June. Therefore, “La vuelta al cole” is in September. Here you have a post with information about the education system in Spain.

Culture · 11. junio 2019
It is already June and the shortest night of the year is almost here. In Alicante, we celebrate this time with passion and party "a la llum de les fogueres".

Culture · 28. abril 2019
May is almost here and the first Sunday of the month is a very special day for mothers: it is Mother's day!