We had a big family dilemma! There were two great parties on the same night. Which should we attend? June 23rd– 25th is the celebration of San Juan (Saint John the Baptist) and the night of the 23rd, at the stroke of midnight the 24th the fun begins. Continue reading →
We had been waiting all winter to experience the Feria de Abril (April Fair) in Seville, Spain. Seville is just 3 hours away from our home in Almuñécar. We had passed by several times on our excursions to Portugal (Algarve, Lisbon and Porto) and other parts of Spain, but we were saving our first visit to Seville for the Spring. Just 2 weeks after Easter, is the time of year when the Feria de Abril is celebrated. This is when we could fully an experience traditions of Spain that have in place for generations. Continue reading →
Do you want to see choral groups, dressed in costumes, singing mainly through the streets of the village offering humorous song? Then you should see the Carnaval CádizChirigotas. These groups are also televised for the main competition COAC, but often perform in the streets through out the week. The even have on-line voting for your favorite group. Continue reading →
The Carnaval of Cádiz is one of the best-known carnavals in Spain. The whole city participates in what seems to be a 10-12 day fiesta. Cádiz stakes claim to being the oldest continuously inhabited city in Spain and one of the oldest in all southwestern Europe. Continue reading →
We are an incredibly lucky family! I’ll get to the details in a bit, but while we’re in Cave Land (Heidi’s post), we thought we would check out the area. It’s Friday, and today is Fiesta Nacional de España. In the U.S., it’s called Columbus Day. While a national holiday, we had been told that there wasn’t much in the way of local celebrations. Continue reading →
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