In Traveling round Spain - Part III, you are going to learn new vocabulary discovering a little of the culture, the traditions and the gastronomy of Spain.
Spain is a country that it has preserved live through his traditions. Throughout the year and in the whole Spanish territory, all the cities and Spanish villages celebrate his biggest holidays, in honor of the boss of the locality. Many of the holidays and celebrations have had his origin in the religious tradition. Other celebrations, on the other hand, have a historical origin.
Fairs, religious celebrations, sit-ins and bullfights, these so different and varied declarations, are a clear sample of the wealth of the traditions and of the folklore that characterize the diversity of the country.
In addition to the national holiday, the autonomous regions also celebrate a series of regional holiday.
For the year 2008 the following days are festive in the whole Spain:
It is difficult to sum up the whole wealth of the Spanish kitchen. The geography, the climate and the different civilizations have left his influence that has come until our days. In every region there can be tasted popular specialties of the house, delightful specialties accompanied by magnificent wines. The Spanish gastronomy is the history of a continuous exchange of cultures between the proper regions that shape the Iberian peninsula and a rich legacy of historical relation that during more than four hundred years Spain supported with the peoples of Latin America".
Doctrines, customs, etc., preserved in a people for transmission of parents to children.
Protector chosen by a people or gathering, either be a saint, either the Virgin or Jesus Christ.
Set of recreational facilities, like carousels, circuses, huts of shot to the target, etc., and of positions of sale of sweets and of bric-a-brac, which, on the occasion of certain holidays, are mounted in the populations.
Act of leading the bulls to shutting up in the bullpen.
Holiday that consists of fighting certain number of bulls in a closed square.
Set of beliefs, customs, crafts, etc., traditional of a people.
Holiday of the Church or official.
Declaration, appearance. Festivity that celebrates the Church annually on January 6.
Action and effect of exchanging. To change between two or more persons or entities you design, reports, publications.
What is left or transmits the successors, is a material or immaterial thing.
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