In any small or big cities in Spain there are traditions that continue to exist today and that belong to the rich Spanish cultural heritage.
Spanish traditions:

  • Festivals called ferias have historical, religious and pagan origins and sometimes are related to the life in the country
  • Siesta
  • The grapes of luck in the New Year’s Eve (December 31)
  • Tuesday 13
  • Breakfast
  • Going out for Tapas, drinking with friends and colleagues small beer (caña) with small portions of food (tapas) read more…
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Shopping hours
  • The Bullfighting, the challenge between man and bull
  • The Sanfermines
  • Fallas of Valencia
  • April Festival of Seville

And then there are the legends:

  • St. George against the monstrous dragon
  • The Lovers of Teruel

As regards the traditional Spanish costumes, they are influenced by the Arab culture that has dominated the Iberian Peninsula from 711 to 1492, and often include jewelries, perfumes, belts and necklaces.
The most traditional costume is that used for the bullfighting, it has a lot of sequins, gold threads and silver embroidery.
Each autonomous community of Spain has its own traditional clothes, but they have in common mantilla, a traditional veil often used during religious celebrations and a comb, used to keep the mantilla. For men is inevitable a vest.