Flamenco and Jamón Serrano were combined in an unbeatable setting. The reason? To promote flamenco, an extraordinary art and UNESCO's Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Flamenco greats and students from all over Spain and abroad made the event an affair to beat other events.
T’was the night before Christmas up here in the town and all of Terreno is drinking them down! Let´s get out of here ´fore the D.T’s attack us! Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good fight!”
What are we going to do without a Christmas Tree to decorate this year? Aguantamos, we suffer it, and put our presents under a table and prepare a sumptuous Christmas dinner and go to Midnight Mass if we can. But it just won’t be the same.
In the Spain of the post-Franco era, secularism has been steadily gaining ground. One might say, at an alarming rate. Then why, despite the steady waning of Catholicism, are the belenes (Nativity scenes) still profoundly popular in Spain? Read on and find out!
Chances are that Spanish children would have both The Magi and Santa! Think about it, two bountiful bearers of gifts instead of just one, from the East and from the West, and the Royals coming right on the jovial heels of Ho Ho Ho!
Thirty-two years ago, this lovely article was published in Guidepost. Age hasn't dimmed its vividness. And Spain at Christmas, as the writer described it, still is very much the same despite Santa Claus, the Christmas trees and the Christmas lights which, on the other hand, are welcome imports. FELIZ NAVIDAD everyone!
Christmas Fireplace • Rod Stewart, Pavarotti, Judy Garland and Bob Hope Christmas Shows • Christmas in Rockefeller Center, Boston and Vienna • Nutcracker Ballet . . .
“He spoke not a word, just filled all the stockings. But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight, ‘Happy Christmas to all'”
Some towns in the States celebrate Christmas all year ’round, selling ornaments and decorations any time. Some people never take their Christmas lights, they are so enamored of Christmastime.