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La tomatina

It is said that on the last Wednesday of August of 1945, a group of friends caused one of the participants of the Giants and Big-Heads parade to fall down in a village near Valencia. The injured citizen, in a fit of explosive rage, began chasing the gang throwing at them anything he found on his way. He finally arrived to a vegetable peddler and, realizing how effective can this ammunition be, started throwing tomatoes at the kids.
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Enforex Valencia: 10 years of stories (II)

10aniversario

In our previous post we told you about the memories of some of our students on their first day at our school in Valencia, which this year celebrates its 10th anniversary. There are more of our adventurers who want to tell us something.

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Enforex Valencia: 10 years of stories

The only way to learn a language is by expanding your horizons and our students know this because they come from all over the world to experience Spanish culture. Thanks to them we are celebrating our tenth birthday.
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King Juan Carlos I of Spain abdicates

On June 2, 2014, a royal announcement took Spain by surprise: after a 39 year reign King Juan Carlos I is to abdicate.
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Madrid and the two May feasts

Don’t worry; what you’ve read on the title isn’t wrong. It is not a mistake that we didn’t write “the feasts of the second of May”. Madrid enjoys not only one, but two festivities in the same month. A quick glance at a calendar will reveal that the days 2 and 15 are marked as holidays.
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April 23, World Book Day

As you may have in many advertisements in many places, April 23 is World Book Day. With all probability, there is a fair or a commemorative event being celebrated in your hometown with that occasion and, while you walk through the former or assist to the latter, you may wonder why precisely this is day celebrated when people read books every day. Continue reading…

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Por qué te conviene conseguir el DELE

A estas alturas ya sabrás qué es el DELE y que es el título oficial que otorga el Instituto Cervantes certificando tus conocimientos de español. Así que vamos a responder a una pregunta que seguramente te estás haciendo. ¿Por qué te conviene tener en tus manos esta certificación?
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Love, the Spanish way

Saint Valentine is here and, although most Spaniards take this date a purely commercial event, we all know that in every man and woman of this country beats a passionate and romantic heart. And this has been so since the world began. In fact, we can say that in the Spanish literature there are many types of love present. But let’s stop theorizing and give some examples.

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The first Thanksgiving Celebration was Spanish

Somebody once said, in a fit of irony, that after adopting Santa Claus and Halloween it wouldn’t surprise them to see the Spanish people celebrating something as North American as the Thanksgiving dinner. Well, as we have already cleared up that Santa Claus is in fact originally the European Saint Nicholas and that Halloween is a celebration with Celtic origins, we are now going to de-bunk another myth.

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Halloween, Spanish Style

Only recently have we started celebrating Halloween in Spain. True: it is not an official holiday, and some people don’t like it because it is “imported” or “disrespectful to the dead;” but it is also very popular and it becomes more so every year. Continue reading…

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