Posts Tagged ‘culture’

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10 Facts about the Spanish Language Boom

At this point, we all know that the Spanish language is on the rise and it looks like its future is bright… and we’re not just saying it because we teach Spanish! We’re saying it because it’s true: Spanish is a language that is being spoken more and more every day. As proof, take a look at these facts. They’ll leave you stunned!

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Watching TV to learn Spanish language and history

If you’re thinking about perfecting your Spanish and getting to know Spanish culture, sooner or later you’ll consider flipping the TV on to watch a Spanish show. It’s cheap, comfortable, and lately it’s even educational. Have you noticed how many TV series out there are based on Spain’s history? Below you’ll find a quick round up of examples:
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Valentine’s Day, Spanish Style

We must admit that for some unknown reason, we Spanish people consider ourselves to be the reference for others in matters related to passion and romance. As such, we won’t let you down as we give you some ideas and advice for this Valentine’s Day and what you can do to blend in and make this day as Spanish as possible. So, take note!
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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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Enforex Android App

Discover the Enforex Student’s app for Android mobile phones!

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Spanish popular culture landmarks that you should know

You’ve studied Iberian culture inside out and the when you hit a bar with some friends, suddenly you feel completely lost, because you haven’t got the faintest clue what they are talking about, right? What random cultural terms are they using? Continue reading…

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The Origin of Las Fallas

It is one of the most well known fiestas in Spain and the most important festival in Valencia: Las Fallas. Continue reading…

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Where does St. Valentine’s Day Come From?

Come February 14, everything is crammed with hearts. It’s the day of love – St. Valentine’s Day. But… what did this Saint do to become the patron of those in love? Continue reading…

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Halloween activities in Spain

Halloween is amongst the many festivities celebrated in Spain. The major cities are preparing for “The Witches Night” (“La Noche de Brujas”), as the Spaniards refer to Halloween sometimes as well, with a wide variety of activities and events to enjoy this night of fright! Continue reading…

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Nobel Prize for Vargas Llosa and a Planeta for Mendoza

Spanish written works are receiving their due accolades. A few days ago it was announced that the Nobel prize for literature was being awarded to Mario Vargas Llosa and last weekend it was announced that the prestigious Planeta prize had been won by Eduardo Mendoza. Continue reading…

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