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Avaldi
Friday 01st of February 2008 09:49:29 PM
Carnival: Here in Spain it's a tradition to celebrate Carnival, so most of the people disguise and go out in the street. They organise parades (desfiles) in every neighbourhood.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife's Carnival, is the most well known Carnival in Spain. That city lies in the Canary Islands.

Today (Friday) starts the party. We disguise and we dance togheter in the streets. After this party is a tradition to eat "frixuelos" (I think that just happens in Gijón, my city, but I should ask). Frixuelos = Pancakes (let me put a photo of our version later) :)

In those days we don't go to school (from Friday till next Wednesday). In the cities in the coast (I live in a city with sea) we made "el entierro de la sardina". That's the last day of Carnival and they bury a fish. That simbolices the end of the Carnival till next year.

Well, I'm going to disguise as an Arab :p So I'll take photos of the party and the "frixuelos" and maybe I'll post them at night. :)


Dosmaritos
Saturday 02nd of February 2008 06:56:57 PM
Thanks for information. I did not know Spain that much. Tomorrow I will write about fiestas in Russia where I live.


Tyrrena
Wednesday 13th of February 2008 04:14:52 AM
Hi!
If you want to see sth from Argentina have a look here
http://www.welcomeargentina.com/paseos/detras_de_escena/index_i.html

Enjoy :)


Avaldi
Wednesday 13th of February 2008 04:35:44 AM
Wow Tyrrena! We have lots in common, between Argentina and Spain. I could say Argentinians are the most Hispanic country in Latin America, because you are a misture of Spaniards and Italians. Correct me if I'm wrong :)


Tyrrena
Wednesday 13th of February 2008 04:58:36 AM
Originally posted by AvaldiWow Tyrrena! We have lots in common, between Argentina and Spain. I could say Argentinians are the most Hispanic country in Latin America, because you are a misture of Spaniards and Italians. Correct me if I'm wrong :)

You´re not wrong at all!We do have a lot in common with spaniards, and yes, a great deal of the population has italian origin, i belong to that part of the polpulation, in fact.


Avaldi
Thursday 14th of February 2008 01:21:39 AM

And culturally, Latin-America and Spain are very similar. When a Spanish singer sings in America he/she is famous in a moment! (Rocío Durcal, Alejandro Sanz...) and vice-versa (Alejandro Fernández, Paulina Rubio, Coti...) And some music styles from America are very common in Spain: Salsa, reggaeton...

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