La Candelaria- February 2 in Spain

La Candelaria- February 2 in Spain Conversa Spanish Institute

It’s no surprise that many holidays in Spain come from Christian traditions and event, and La Candelaria is no exception. This holiday actually incorporates another aspect of Spanish culture that people around the world recognize as very Spanish indeed- bullfighting. If you’re planning on being in Spain on February 2, keep this holiday in mind. […]

Day of the Dead is Not Halloween

Day of the Dead is Not Halloween Conversa

Have you started seeing beautifully decorated altars around your town or neighborhood? Maybe in the grocery store, you noticed a section filled with brightly colored skulls and paper. Day of the Dead is coming up in just a few weeks, and although it’s around the same time as Halloween, they couldn’t be more different. We’ll […]

Mother’s Day in the Spanish-Speaking World


May is the month of mothers around roughly half the globe. Do you know why this is? Each and every country has one — or several — reasons as to why they pay homage to motherhood in May. In most Spanish-speaking countries, this is mostly due to a strong religious background. So let’s talk Mother’s […]