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La Candelaria - Día de la Candelaria (Candlemas Day)

by Kimberly on Monday, May 21, 2012

The Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria, known in English as the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple, Candlemas, Feast of the Purification of the Virgin or the Meeting of the Lord, is a popular… more »

Moors and Christians Festival in Spain

by Kimberly on Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Moors and Christians Festival (Spanish: Moros y Cristianos; Valencian: Moros I Cristians) commemorates the battles that took place between the Moors and Christians during the Reconquista from the 8-15th Century.The… more »

Las Nieves Pilgrimage in Galicia, Spain

by Kimberly on Monday, April 30, 2012

Las Nieves (Spanish) or As Neves (Galician) in a town in an isolated part of northwestern Galicia in Spain where a yearly pilgrimage takes place every July 29th. The Las Nieves pilgrims participate in the event to… more »

Fiesta en Barcelona: Sant Jordi (Saint George’s Day)

by Kimberly on Wednesday, April 25, 2012

La diada de Sant Jordi (Saint George’s Day) is celebrated every April 23rd in the region of Catalonia, Spain with the exchange of books and roses.Saint George was a Roman soldier who is known for his role in the… more »

Semana Grande and Herri Kirolak in Bilbao

by Kimberly on Friday, April 20, 2012

The term “herri kirolak” comes from the Basque language and refers to Basque rural sport competitions that are inspired by historical occupations and lifestyles of the Basque people. Herri kilorak sports… more »

San Sebastian Tamborrada - Drum Festival

by Kimberly on Friday, April 13, 2012

Drum roll please! La Tamborrada festival is a traditional drum playing festival celebrated in San Sebastian, Spain and throughout other regions in Spain.During the Tamborrada Festival the city of San Sebastian becomes… more »

Las Fallas Valencia

by Kimberly on Monday, April 09, 2012

Las Fallas, the Falles festival, or Fallas Festival, in Valencia, Spain is one of the most well known Spanish fiestas.In honor of Saint Joseph, the patron saint of Valencia who was a carpenter, the loud and fiery… more »

Danza de los Zancos - Stilt Dancers Festival in Spain

by Kimberly on Friday, March 30, 2012

In the town of Anguiano, Spain in the La Rioja region, a famous folkloric traditional celebration called the Danza de los Zancos takes place. The small village is famous for its splendid Rioja wines, mountainous… more »

Romeria de El Rocio Pilgrimage

by Kimberly on Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The El Rocio Spanish celebration takes us on a dusty pilgrimage through the Andalusian countryside where thousands of people travel to the Guadalquivir River and celebrate with song, dance and food in homage to the… more »

Carnival in Tenerife

by Kimberly on Thursday, March 15, 2012

Tenerife, in Spain, is home to one of the most popular Carnival celebrations in the world.After Rio De Janeiro, the Carnival celebration that takes place every February in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, is the largest… more »

La Tomatina Spanish Festival

by Jose on Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Buñol is Spanish town famous for a world renowned tomato fight festival known as “La Tomatina”.Valencia, on the east coast of Spain, is a sunny Mediterranean city famous for its long sandy beaches… more »

Bull runs in Spain

by Kimberly on Monday, February 27, 2012

The bull run in Pamplona is one of the most famous festivals in the world, that everybody should enjoy once in their life.The beginning of the festival of San Fermin in Pamplona is marked by the energetic explosion of… more »

Bullfighting in Spain - Origins and History

by Jose on Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Bullfighting is one of the most well known and, at the same time, most controversial customs of the Spanish culture.Bullfighting events feature “toros bravos”, which comes to mean something like brave or… more »

Barcelona City Information, Spain

by Jose on Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Barcelona, located on the northeastern coast of Spain on the Iberian Peninsula, the city boasts a privileged position on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.  It is the second largest city in Spain, both in size… more »

The Flamenco art of Antonio Canales

by Kimberly on Thursday, February 16, 2012

Antonio Gómez de los Reyes, more commonly referred to as Antonio Canales, was born in Seville in 1961.  The famous flamenco dancer (bailaor in Spanish) and Spanish actor came from a family of flamenco… more »

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