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How are Spanish Holy Week processions? (B1)

Since the 14th century, the festival of Semana Santa (Holy Week) is celebrated across Spain. In Christianity, Holy Week is the one-week period preceding Easter, the day believers celebrate Jesus rising from the dead. The streets of Seville, and other Spanish cities including Malaga, will be filled with thousands of medieval robed and [...]

By |2017-04-18T13:25:00+01:00abril 12th, 2017|A1, SpanishviaSkype, This is Spain|Sin comentarios

Las Fallas: arde Valencia (B1)

Today Richter is preparing his scale in Valencia. Las Fallas are here and explosiones, fuegos artificiales y pólvora, sobre todo olor a pólvora (explosions, Fireworks and gunpowder, especially, gunpowder smell) will invade Valencia’s air and land. Our studens on www.spanishviaskype.com can learn all they need here in order to survive in Valencia. From today to [...]

By |2017-03-14T13:38:30+01:00marzo 15th, 2017|B1, This is Spain|Sin comentarios

Do Spaniards have a chaotic schedule?

A growing chorus of voices is asking to correct Spain’s time zone so we can stop being an anomaly in Europe. Since the sun sets an hour later than in neighboring countries (países vecinos), Spaniards go to sleep later. But they wake up at the same time. Therefore, their work days are so long and disjointed. There [...]

By |2017-02-15T22:31:57+01:00agosto 17th, 2016|This is Spain|Sin comentarios

Polvo eres… (B2+)

Today Christians celebrate el Miércoles de Ceniza (the Ash Wednesday). They get a a cross of ashes placed on their forehead. This sign symbolizes that somos polvo y al polvo volveremos (we are dust, and to dust we shall return). In this way, la Cuaresma (the Lent) starts. From today, we’ll have forty days to [...]

By |2017-02-15T22:32:02+01:00febrero 10th, 2016|B2, This is Spain, Words made in Spain|Sin comentarios