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.
Tapas are dishes served to share with the rest of the party, but also a small plate for just one person. You can find them in every corner of Spain, presented in manifold ways but always tasty. "Ensaladilla rusa" is a very traditional tapa. However, every region has its own ensaladilla recipe, as well as every family.
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.