La Siesta: Love it or hate it, you might as well get used to it!

First of all, let me just start by explaining that for the purposes of this article I will referring only to Spain (as in including Catalunya) in the interests of brevity – and when it comes to the siesta there is no real difference anyway. No offense intended to anyone!

The origins of La Siesta
I’m sure all of you had heard of la siesta before coming to the Costa Brava but actually witnessing commercial life coming to a complete halt in the middle of the day may have taken you by surprise.

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Semana Santa

Well, folks, Easter week (“Semana Santa” in Spanish / Setmana Santa in Catalán) is upon us again. Easter is the biggest religious festival of the year in the Christian calendar and is celebrated with particular fervour in Spain. In fact, Semana Santa has already started with Palm Sunday (25/03) and here in Catalunya, they have a tradition of wearing something new to mark the day. They even have a proverb that goes: “On Palm Sunday if you don’t wear something new your hands will fall off”! Continue reading “Semana Santa”