Monthly Archives: April 2015

Spanish New Year

How fast can you eat grapes? Do you think you could eat one per second? At New Year in Spain it is traditional to eat twelve grapes in time with the chimes of the clock at midnight. If you manage this,

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Easter in Spain – Holy Week

In Spain the Easter holiday can last for the whole of Holy Week, with Ash Wednesday (when people have crosses of ash daubed on their foreheads as penance to God) and Maundy Thursday more prominent in the celebrations than in

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The National Bird – Imperial or Metric?

When you think of Spain, do you think of eagles? Unless you’ve been driving down the coastline listening to ‘Hotel California’, you’d be forgiven for the lack of association. The national bird of Spain is an eagle, that much is

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