Articles by Emma Ashworth

The Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead: The Spanish Halloween

Despite its name, The Day of the Dead is a celebration of life.

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou – The Woman Who Rose

Angelou’s life was filled with performance; a singer, dancer and writer, she was the first black woman to write a screenplay for a major film, ‘Georgia, Georgia’, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

Mary Magdalene

Celebrating in Spain: The Immaculate Conception

In fact, the Immaculate Conception is the day recognised by the Catholic Church as the date of the conception of the Virgin Mary, not her son, Jesus.

Home Schooling Adventures in Spain: The Festival of San José

San José happens to be the patron saint of our Spanish village, so the celebrations here are even bigger than those in the surrounding villages and towns.

Spanish Halloween: Witches, Saints and The Day of the Dead

While British children are enjoying the fruits of their Trick or Treating the night before, Spanish children (and their parents) have their own special cakes and sweets which are traditional to All Saints’ Day.

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