I think Christmas is one of the best time of the year. In Spain, we have our own Christmas traditions. Here Christmas takes place between the 24th December and the 6th January and there are four very important days. Here you can read and listen (podcast) about them and practice with some exercises.
Halloween is not a typical Spanish festivity, but it has become very popular in the last years. Instead we have always celebrated "Día de Todos los Santos", which is a very traditional festivity for us. Read more about these two ways of celebrating the 31st of October and 1st of November here in Spain.
The summer in south Spain is hot and you feel like drinking refreshing things. The "horchata" is one of the favourite summer drinks and, in my region (Comunidad Valenciana), it is a tradition. It has even a commemorative day for it: on the 6th July the “Día de la horchata i la chufa de Valencia”. Here you have a text about this delicious drink. Listen to the podcast to practice even more!
The 24th of June is near. In Alicante, we celebrate "Les Fogueres" with passion and party. This year they have been cancel due to Covid-19 but probably next year we can enjoy again "a la llum de les fogueres". Check what traditions are part of this festival!
Summer is one of people´s favourite seasons. It´s warmer, days are longer and we usually can get some days off. Then, we can travel, visit friends, eat ice cream... ¿How are holidays in Spain? Read this text in Spanish and listen to it!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.