September 24, 2012
Would you ever want to go to Spain but then not know where or what it is? It’s so far from us that we can’t reach it in a day, even by airplane. They have so much different things from us, like the cultures, traditions, dances, and even some words! It’s so cool and just like a different world that would be cool to explore someday.
Spain is a country in southwestern Europe Iberian peninsula. Independence Day for Spain is at October 12 and just slightly different then U.S. views. They celebrate Independence Day by having dances and giving out traditional dishes. Just like the U.S, it is a big deal for them because that is when their country got freedom and everyone grew hope. The capital city of Spain is Madrid and it means the center of the country. One thing it is famous for is the Golden Triangle and also some famous art museums. Madrid is a very big place and is the 1st largest city in Spain. Some holidays that are celebrated in Spain are “All Saints Day” Cinco de Mayo and Days of the Dead. All Saints Day is when they honor all saints, known or unknown and is celebrated on November 1. Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride; it is celebrated on May 5. Days of the dead are just like Halloween for U.S.: a day to pray and remember friends and family members who have died. It is celebrated all throughout the world but is very important to Spain. These three holidays are important: all holidays are important but these are just some common ones. The climate in Spain is pretty much like Arizona: hot in the summer but extremely cold in the winters. Spain is 492,503 km squared. Spain is a peninsular landmass and a vast highland plateau…most of Spain’s boundaries is water. There is more than one language spoken in Spain but the official language is Spanish and one other language spoken in Spain is Catalan. Some famous dishes they have are the Cochinillo Asado (roast suckling...