Culture

Culture · 03. mayo 2020
Today is the first Sunday of May and in Spain that means Mother's day! It is a family day that it is celebrated in all the country. It's a day of family lunches, presents, visits to other family members and more. Read in Spanish a bit more about this day. Also, practice your listening with the podcast.

Culture · 08. abril 2020
The Holy Week is a celebration that begins on Palm Sunday. The main days of the Holy Week are Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday. During the Holy Week the streets of many towns and cities are filled with processions of "nazarenos" and beautiful religious floats carried proudly by float bearers. Read the entry and learn much more!

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!