Tag Archives: christmas

Ole Olentzero

For the last few years, I’ve had the pleasure of teaching a lovely young Spanish lady at one of my schools. She has Basque heritage and last year, when I put on the ‘villancicos’ whilst we carried out our Christmas activities she asked if we could listen to Ole Olentzero. I obliged and the class […]

La lotería de Navidad

For many, Christmas in Spain really starts today with El Gordo, the special lottery draw. The prize is big and, unlike other lotteries, it is not won by a single person but shared amongst thousands of people. Also, unlike other lotteries,  the numbers are sung by school children as you can see in this clip from […]

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 […]

Christmas in Spain

Loving this short summary of key events over the Christmas/New Year season in Spain! Christmas in Spain in 30 seconds Xmas in Spain12 grapes, coal and red underwear? Watch this video to understand Christmas in Spain in 30 seconds! 😉 #XmasInSpain ⛄ Posted by Spain.info on Thursday, 17 December 2015 Some other related posts: El […]

El pequeño petirrojo (2.0)

It’s nearly Christmas again so out comes my favourite story – El Pequeño Petirrojo. Checking back, my previous posts have lost all the links/content so it’s worth sharing again I think. Added to that, this year there are new ideas and added fun! El Pequeño Petirrojo is the Spanish translation of Little Robin Red Vest […]

Los Reyes Magos

This lovely video caught my eye. It explains (in clear Spanish) the story of the Reyes Magos (Wise Men / Kings) in the Bible as well as sharing how they are important in the celebration of Christmas in Spain. The video is linked to an iPod/iPad app called Los Reyes Magos de Oriente that costs £1.99 […]

Christmas around the world

A bonus post today as I’ve just had this great infographic brought to my attention by @HodderMFL and @jacksfeed I like how the names of the present deliverer from around the world are written on the map as well as information about certain countries. Click on the map and you can zoom in!

¡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 […]

Villancicos Navideños – excellent app for the iPad

A lovely app for iPad from Kumquat in Argentina, featuring Christmas carols in Spanish.  Beautifully and quirkily illustrated, you can choose whether you want them sung to you, or if you’d rather sing them yourself! Although it’s possible to access many of these tunes on the web, I think it’s well worth £1.79 as you […]