Spanish Culture & Society

August Festival: La Tomatina Food Fight

La Tomatina, the world’s biggest tomato food fight is an authentic Spanish celebration and perhaps the craziest fiesta in Spain. It takes place on the last Wednesday of August each year in the small town of Buñol, near Valencia. This year it takes place on Wednesday 31st August when thousands of people will arrive from all over the world to throw tomatoes at each other in the streets. The festival lasts for one week during which there is music, dancing, street parades, fireworks and paella-making competitions. Continue reading

10 Great reasons to learn Spanish

1. Spanish is spoken everywhere!

There are over 330 million native Spanish speakers in the world and Spanish is the most widely spoken language after Mandarin Chinese and English. This is only likely to grow over the next few decades. Spanish is spoken in more countries than French and German; most of South America, Spain, parts of the US, Equatorial Guinea, the Philippines and even parts of Antarctica. Continue reading

Must-See Spanish Festivals

Which are the most popular Spanish Fiestas?

Spain is famous for its lively celebrations attracting visitors from all over the world. Whatever time  of  year you visit Spain you can be sure to see a spectacular fiesta unlike any you will experience anywhere else in the world. Here are the most popular festivals not to be missed: Continue reading

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