Tag Archives: Spanish

What is Day of the Balearic Islands?

If you’re lucky enough to be living in Ibiza, or any one of the other Balearic Islands – and you’re working in the public sector or a ‘regular office hours’ job, then you might be wondering why we have a day off this Wednesday 1st March? Why do we celebrate the day of …

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The Spanish population is shrinking

Spain keeps losing population, and there are two major reasons for it: increasing numbers of Spaniards are moving abroad, and there are fewer foreign residents in the country. On January 1st, 2016 there were 99,439 fewer residents in Spain than a year earlier, according to preliminary figures released on Thursday …

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Cervantes celebrations take over the Spanish Congress

The bell ring announcing the start of Thursday’s session in Congress was followed by another very different sound. It was the sound of violins, violas, cellos, a harpsichord and a double bass belonging to the La Spagna orchestra, which played fragments from Georg Philipp Telemann’s Suite Burlesque de Quixotte. Actors …

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