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I Survived Las Fallas!

by Stephen Maher on 3/22/2010 12:39:00 AM

What an incredible experience Valencia was! This was the first trip for me to the coast city of the autonomous region of Valencia with a population of nearly 1,000,000 - with all of the visitors in town we might have… more »

La Nochebuena

by Anthony Pemberton on 10/23/2009 1:20:00 PM

As we're approaching the end of October we are well into the autumn season. At this time of year many people start to think and talk about the upcoming festivities of Christmas. In other countries the buzz of… more »

Fireworks in Salamanca!

by Lauren Somers on 9/10/2009 2:36:00 PM

The festivals in Salamanca got a kick start on Monday night, with an immense fireworks display by the river. Although the display was not due to start until 10, the roads down to the river filled up very quickly, with… more »

Salamanca's September Fiesta: Virgen de la Vega

by Stacey on 9/1/2009 2:14:00 PM

On the second week of September, Salamanca has its annual fiesta honoring La Virgen de la Vega (The Virgin of the Valley), the city's patron saint since 1618.For an entire week, this World Heritage city celebrates… more »

Salamanca's summer 2008 festival

by Stacey on 5/26/2008 2:23:00 PM

The 4th International Arts Festival of Castilla y León is coming to Salamanca May 30-June 14. This 15-day event will distinguish Salamanca as one of the top hotspots this summer for musical & arts… more »

¡CARNAVAL! Carnival Cádiz and Carnival Tenerife

by Erin on 1/25/2008 8:25:00 PM

It's Carnival time in Tenerife and Cádiz!If you thought that festive Carnival celebrations were the exclusive property of Brazil or Venice, you'll be in for a wild surprise during a February visit to… more »

Mexico's dia de los muertos

by Celine on 10/26/2007 1:37:00 PM

El día de los muertos ("the day of the dead") is celebrated on November 1st, throughout Mexico with variations seen in other Latin American countries and other parts of the world. It is a joyous… more »

On Fiestas, Festivos and Puentes...

by Erin on 9/4/2007 8:00:00 AM

This article was prepared for the English language press in Spain by a don Quijote intern from the UK earlier this year. Some of the fiesta dates vary each year…. so we've included links to handy sites where… more »

Poll Results: We're sitting out the San Fermines

by Erin on 8/31/2007 7:41:00 PM

A new poll is up!!! We all know the place you really want to eat in Spain is the bar with the endless sea of napkins on the floor (meaning it's recently been wall to wall packed with grazing Iberians), but how are… more »

If it's March, this must be Las Fallas in Valencia

by Erin on 3/7/2007 8:48:00 PM

¡LAS FALLAS!Valencia's ayuntamiento has announced the dates and events for this year's Las Fallas celebrations!You can read more about Las Fallas in this post, and you can download a PDF with photos,… more »

Christmas in Spanish: Learn Spanish Words and Phrases for the Holidays

by Erin on 12/4/2006 4:50:00 PM

In our November monthly newsletter we presented a glossary of Spanish Christmas words and phrases for beginning students….or for anyone who just hasn't had a chance to talk about Christmas in Spanish!… more »

The Differences Between Home and Spain

by Maquil on 8/4/2006 10:48:00 AM

When you come to a different country there are certain things that stand out for you, but these things will not be the same for everyone. During my stay here in Spain I have gone around trying to find out what people… more »

Fallas, the greatest fiesta of Valencia

by Paqui on 3/13/2006 10:42:00 AM

Every year in March the Spanish city of Valencia transforms from a quiet business city into a place with a different smell, sound and colour. On its streets emerge strange monuments of huge sizes and funny appearance,… more »

What's on in Spain on February?

by Paqui on 1/23/2006 4:38:00 PM

February is the month of Carnival in Spain. If you thought that Carnival celebrations where exclusive of Brazil or Venetia, you will find a pleasant surprise in the Spanish Carnivals. The most famous are the ones of… more »

Spanish Christmas Calendar

by Lee on 12/15/2005 10:25:00 AM

With the holiday season fast approaching, it's only natural that our thoughts turn to celebrations, family gatherings, and all things Christmas! The main difference between a Spanish Christmas (Navidad) and many… more »

Fiesta de San Fermín, Pamplona

by Tini on 9/23/2005 4:20:00 PM

Hello dear all, my name is Tini and I've been studying at don Quijote in Salamanca. I absolutely adore Spain, everything is just lovely: the food, music, people, drinks, scenery, fiestas, culture, the list is… more »

La Corrida de Toros

by Yolanda on 9/20/2005 7:14:00 PM

Se han definido las corridas de toros como la fiesta nacional, sin embargo no es exclusiva de España, también son importantes las celebradas en Hispanoamérica (especialmente México y… more »

One Word I Won't Easily Forget: Garrafón

by Christophe on 9/20/2005 9:36:00 AM

Hola tios!As you can see my Spanish is getting better by the day! Classes are actually fun here at don Quijote. Granted, learning grammar is always a stuffy business, but the professors here have already been a great… more »

¡Sabías que...?

by Ana I Garcia on 7/13/2005 9:26:00 PM

El cumpleaños se celebra con una tarta:La fiesta de cumpleaños se hace como recuerdo de la ceremonia de adoración a la Luna, a la que, desde tiempos inmemoriales, se le han atribuido poderes sobre… more »

Tomato wars: Tomatina Festival in Valencia

by Paqui on 7/7/2005 4:17:00 PM

You are still on time to participate in the tomato battle of Buñol, in ValenciaEvery year, the village of Buñol hosts La Tomatina, the world's largest vegetable fight, where around 20.000 people throw… more »