Special Events

Semana Santa and it’s various Fiestas

March 27th, 2012|Categories: Special Events|

Semana Santa is one of the most important fiestas in the Spanish calendar and this year takes place from 30th March to 8th April. Every city, town and village will have its own way of celebrating this religious festival. […]

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World Book and Copyright Day 23 April

July 13th, 2011|Categories: Special Events|

Three of the world’s most famous novelist cum playwrights died on the same day – 23 April 1616. Don Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra was born on September 29, 1547 in Alcalá de Henares. […]

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Valentine’s Day in Europe

July 13th, 2011|Categories: Special Events|

Valentine’s Day has regional traditions in the UK. In Norfolk, a character called ‘Jack’ Valentine knocks on the rear door of houses leaving sweets and presents for children. […]

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Tambores

July 13th, 2011|Categories: Special Events|

The Tamborada is celebrated by the playing of a drum which has been a popular musical instrument since Mediaeval times and is still very much in fashion in Northwest Murcia. […]

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Sardine Festival, Bolnuevo

July 13th, 2011|Categories: Special Events|

23rd November 2008 Fiestas del Milagro (Miracle festivals) Bolnuevo and Mazarrón. On Sunday 16th November, the Patron Saint La Purísima is taken from Bolnuevo to Mazarrón. […]

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Europe Day 9th May

July 13th, 2011|Categories: Special Events|

By Tom Tansey May 9 is Europe Day. Did you know that? I did, but I had to be reminded by my editor. […]

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Day of the Dead 1st November

July 13th, 2011|Categories: Special Events|

Following all the fun and dressing up on the 31st October for Halloween comes a more sombre day in Spain. November 1st is yet another fiesta but a very important one for the Catholic community. […]

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Burns Night

July 13th, 2011|Categories: Special Events|

By Sara Millbank The very first Burns’ supper was in held in July 1801 and marked the fifth anniversary of his death. A group of Robert Burns’ friends, or Rabbie as he was known to them, gathered together wanting to mark his life in some way. […]

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3 Kings – 6th January

July 13th, 2011|Categories: Special Events|

By Sara Millbank While most of the world has already started packing up the Christmas decorations, throwing away the tree and finding a place for the Christmas gifts, […]

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