Category Archives: traditions

Christmas in Mexico

Want to know about Christmas in Mexico? Here are some useful links: Why Christmas? offers a simple description including key events. Read this article to find out about Christmas in Mexico, including the unique Noche de los rabanos in Oaxaca. Find out about Christmas in Mexico here and then ‘turn the page’ to compare it […]

See in the New Year, Spanish style!

As the clock in the Puerta del Sol in Madrid strikes midnight, people across Spain will be attemptig to eat 12 grapes before the ‘bongs’ finish. As OrangePolkaDot tells us, the supermarkets sell special packs of twelve grapes to help you suceed! Why? This blog post suggests that it is may have been due to […]

¡Inocente Inocente!

Today is El Día de los Santos Inocentes in Spain and other Hispanic countries, their equivalent of April Fools Day.  But it goes deeper than that as it has its roots in the story of Christmas when Herod ordered the killing of all baby boys, and Mary and Joseph escaped with Jesus having been warned […]

¡Felices Reyes!

As we’re all taking down our Christmas decorations and enjoying the snow, (well, we are here having been granted a snow day!) in Spain and Mexico, children have been receiving their presents this morning, left for them by Los Reyes Magos. So, to all of you, ¡Felices Reyes! Here is a video of last year’s […]

Ideas for Christmas

It’s that time of year again! I thought I’d remind you of a couple of posts from last Christmas that are still relevant now – Firstly, some ideas of resources for Christmas. Secondly, I’d like to reintroduce you to my friend, El pequeño petirrojo and introduce his French cousin, Le petit gorge rouge (see below) […]

Seasonal activities – Bham ELL LSG

On Tuesday I took part in an LSG entitled Seasonal Activities at the Martineau Centre in Birmingham. As promised, here is my story El pequeño petirrojo, and the translation into French Le petit rouge gorge El Pequeño petirrojo View more presentations from lisibo. El Pequeño petirrojo flashcards View more presentations from lisibo. Le Petit Rouge […]

¡Felices Reyes! pt3

As a Mum whose eldest has ‘had a little chat’ with me this year about Father Christmas, this clip particularly struck a chord! If you are fortunate enough to be somewhere they celebrate Reyes, enjoy the ‘cabalgatas’ and don’t forget your shoes on the balcony. ¡Felices Reyes! [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noH51NPI9C4&hl=en&fs=1]

Día de los Santo Inocentes

28th December is el Día de los Santo Inocentes in Spain (and other Hispanic countries – found a clip from Venezuela too) – their equivalent of April Fool’s Day. I think it’s a great time of year to have a day of practical jokes as it’s in that awkward ‘lull’ period between Christmas and New […]