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Category: Culture

What is “La Noche de San Juan”

Every year, on the night of the 23rd of June at midnight, people all over Spain celebrate “la noche de San Juan”. But what is this celebration? Why do people celebrate? And what are the best places in Spain to go see it?

5 Books to Start Reading in Spanish

One of the best ways to familiarize yourself with a language and learn a good amount of vocabulary is to read, read and read! With summer approaching fast and, with it, its sunny days spent at the beach or in a hammock, here is a selection of easy-to-read books in Spanish so that you keep practicing your Spanish without even noticing!

My 5 favorite things of Feria

That’s it…Feria is over! This one week where time seems to stop and the whole of Seville celebrates every day until early hours of the day, dressed up in flamenco dresses and nice suits, is already gone. Now that life has returned back to normal, here is the time to look at the hundreds of pictures on your phone and reminisce on the wonderful memories of this amazing week. Here are my 5 favorite things that happened to me at Feria this year

How People Celebrate Easter Monday Around The World

Here in Andalucía, Easter Monday is not a bank holiday and people are working like any other day. Nonetheless, the rest of Europe is still celebrating Easter today and the Monday right after Easter is usually a festive day. So how do people celebrate it around the world?

Semana Santa en Sevilla

The Semana Santa in Sevilla starts on the 25th of the March and finishes at the 1st of Abril but some celebrations starts during the “Viernes de Dolores” and the “Sábado de Pasión”.

How to live like a local in Spain

When you arrive and settle in a new country, you want to fit in as quickly as possible, adopting the local customs and traditions. Because let's admit it, it's never really pleasant to be always referred to as 'the tourist'. So here are some tips on how to live like a local in Spain !