Bon Nadal!

If you are spending your first Christmas on the Costa Brava, you’ll notice that there’s quite a difference in how it’s celebrated here compared to your home country – and even if it’s not your first there are probably a few customs that might be new to you. They have some unusual ones here!

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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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