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Carnival has a special significance in Spain. The celebration of carnival was prohibited during the 40 years of Franco dictatorship, although in certain parts of Spain there were clandestine celebrations. The Falla‟s Contest is a Music festival held in the Gran Teatro Falla. Competition is keen, and con-testants spend months in pre-paration.

Year alter year thousands of Spaniards head to Cádiz to enjoy days of music, wine drinking and fun, while listening to “murgas” or “charangas”, local groups who make fun of politicians and VIP‟s and review the year‟s events.

Tenerife. The “Cabalgata” is a parade with participation of all the carnival „Reinas‟ (queens), „comparsas‟ (dancers), „murgas‟ (comic bands), and the singing of the island songs through the streets, together with many folkore contests.

‘Entierro de la sardina‟ (Burial of the sardine) is a procesión of a gigantic sardine with people following it all dressed in funeral attire. It is accompanied with crying and wailing.

FEBRUARY 2008 MON

4 11 18 25

TUE

5 12 19 25

WED

6 13 20 27

THU

FRI

SAT

SUN

7 14 21 28

1 8 15 22 29

2 9 16 23

3 10 17 24


The first ever Feria held in Málaga was round 1491. This was held to celebrate the reconquering of the city by Isabella and Ferdinand in 1487 and lasted for ten full festive days.

Processions of horses and carts and horsemen

Women dressed with the colourful Andalusian typical dress

La Malagueta bullring. The very best bullfighters come to Malaga

The streets of the city’s historic centre are beautifully decorated.

The fairground is an inmense precinct with hundred of “casetas”where you can drink Malaga wine, or eat Spanish ham or “pescaíto frito” (fried fish) and the typical tapas

AUGUST 2008 MON

4 11 18 25

TUE

5 12 19 26

WED

6 13 20 27

THU

FRI

SAT

SUN

7 14 21 28

1 8 15 22 29

2 9 16 23 30

3 10 17 24 31


After a long summer, on the 17th September 2007, the alarm bell announces the first day of school for the primary and secondary school students in Andalusia

7,1 millions of students go back to school in Spain. The number has risen this year due to immigrant students, which has been growing by 15% per annum

This year the protagonist is Education for Citizenship and Human Rights, a new compulsory subject about democratic and constitutional values.

Each Spanish family will have to pay 763 euros on average for each child. Fortunately, this year, in AndalucĂ­a they offer free books for some levels of compulsory education

SEPTEMBER 2008 MON 1 8 15 22 29

TUE 2 9 16 23 30

WED 3 10 17 24

THU 4 11 18 25

FRI 5 12 19 26

SAT 8 13 20 27

SUN 7 14 21 28


2008 calendar