We were fortunate enough last year to experience both Ferias in Sevilla and Córdoba (and our local Feria in Pozoblanco). Feria de abril is done and dusted for this year, but if you happen to be in Córdoba during May, you are in for a treat. (more…)
April and May are typically the time of year where every Spanish woman regrets having that extra piece of torrija (a delicious sweet fried bread consumed during Easter) and tries to squeeze herself into something which was neither created for speed nor comfort. I’m talking about the traje de flamenca (the iconic Spanish flamenco dresses) for the annual Feria. We were fortunate enough to experience Feria in Sevilla last year and we are still coming down from the buzz.
Experiencing Semana Santa in Spain is something that we’ll never forget. There was so much passion, emotion and a sense of something greater and bigger than all of us, bringing strangers together to commemorate Easter. I contemplated writing a full post about the experience, but felt that the pictures and video really speak for themselves, so without further adieu, here’s our experience of Semana Santa in Málaga, Spain, through images (and, as I can’t help but be a talker, some words)… (more…)
It’s the time of year when all pyro’s can rejoice – Las Fallas! What is Las Fallas? It’s a crazy celebration in Valencia, in which they build tall wooden figurines (called fallas) and then burn them all to the ground from midnight on the final night! Each year, neighbourhoods and families of Valencia celebrate Las Fallas between the 15th to the 19th of March and the city is a non-stop party for the 5 days, filled with fireworks, firecrackers, bullfighting, paella contests and even beauty pageants. (more…)
If living in Spain has taught me one thing, it’s that the people here know how to party. Every month there seems to be a festival or celebration for something. In fact, there are so many unique and crazy events, that it was quite difficult to narrow them all down to the top 10! Here’s what we believe are the 10 best festivals of Spain below. (more…)
Spain has many festivals, but Carnaval has to be one of the most accessible. You don’t have to risk your life running with bulls or cop a tomato in the eye. But Carnaval IS one of Spain’s craziest and most enjoyable festivals. With that in mind, we and a bunch of friends decided to travel to the sea-side city of Cádiz (click on the link to read about Cádiz) to enjoy the festivities with the locals. If you would like to rub shoulders with guys in drag or your favourite movie characters while enjoying a lively atmosphere, then Carnaval is for you!