ASSUMPTION DAY: WHY SOME ARE RED LETTER DAYS IN THE SPANISH CALENDAR BUT SOME ARE NOT

ASSUMPTION DAY: WHY SOME ARE RED LETTER DAYS IN THE SPANISH CALENDAR BUT SOME ARE NOT »

14 Aug, 2019
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The 15th of August is a public holiday in Spain, being the Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. The Constitution says there is no State religion but the Spanish nation is founded on Catholicism. No Constituion could shake that off so easily.

DAY OF THE ALMUDENA, A ROMP AT THE SOLEMN FEAST

DAY OF THE ALMUDENA, A ROMP AT THE SOLEMN FEAST »

15 Nov, 2015
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Cheeky chulapos and chulapas in their elaborate costumes attend the solemn Feast of the Virgin of the Almudena, Madrid’s patron saint

NO CHARCOAL, PLEASE, OH THREE WISE MEN

NO CHARCOAL, PLEASE, OH THREE WISE MEN »

4 Jan, 2014
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From the Nativity in Bethlehem to the Kings’ Cavalcade in Spain, this is a story whose magic has not dimmed after 2000 years.