Articles by Emma Ashworth

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.

General Franco: Europe’s Forgotten Dictator?

Regional differences were oppressed by banning the use of languages such as Catalan and Basque,

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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