Epiphany 2016

Surely you all have noticed that Spaniards do not give much importance to Santa Claus or not at least as in other countries… but why? As you can see, the Spanish tradition marks that the gifts for the children are brought by the tree Magic, during the night of January the 5 to 6. Thus…

A modern way of knowing Granada

A few days ago, on our website, we published an article about hiking as a sport that can help you know the land of Granada. Today comes something even better and very modern! If you like to run and still you don’t know the city of Granada, we have a surprise for you! This year,…

Spain’s time zones and time changes

Since 1996, the hour change Spain has occurred on the morning of the last Sunday in March and the last Sunday in October. Know the habits of Spain with us.

The night of the perseidas – La noche de las perseidas

During these nights in August it will take place one of the most beautiful summer phenomenon: the night of the perseidas (la noche de las perseidas), a meteor shower that you should not miss. It is also known as the Tears of St. Lawrence (Lágrimas de San Lorenzo), and we will explain you why.   What…

The chupinazo! San Fermín 2016 has started

We assume you all know the San Fermín celebrations in Pamplona (Navarra), northern Spain, right? They are 9 days of celebrations whose main claim is in the running of bulls through the city streets (encierros). These festivities begin with the loud bang (chupinazo) and end with the song “Pobre de mi…” (Poor me…). Do you…

The Eternal Knight; Cervantes’ Masterpiece Don Quixote

Miguel de Cervantes remains the most influential Spanish novelist of all time. Cervantes single-handedly invented the modern novel with his masterpiece El Ingeniso Hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha (The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha). This work, often referred to as Don Quixote, continues to enchant readers more than 400 years after its original publication. Acclaimed…

The Literature of Miguel de Cervantes

Within the pantheon of Spanish literature, Miguel de Cervantes reigns supreme among its many writers. Cervantes was born in 1547 in a town roughly 20 miles from Madrid. He died in Madrid in 1616. During his lifetime, Cervantes was variously a soldier, a civil servant and a writer. It is as a writer that he…

Miguel de Cervantes, his history

Spain’s most famous classic writer, Miguel de Cervantes wrote one of the world’s most beloved literary masterpieces, Don Quixote during the early 1600s. Son of the deaf surgeon, Rodrigo de Cervantes, Miguel was born near Madrid, Spain, in 1547. In 1570, Miguel fought for the Spanish army in the Battle of Lepanto, where he was…

Father’s Day

Father’s Day originated in the United States in the early 20th century. The first recorded celebration occurred in Fairmont, West Virginia, in 1907, with Grace Golden Clayton, a young woman who had recently lost her father. In the nearby town of Monongah a mining disaster killed 361 people, including 250 fathers, and left over a…