Category: Festivals

October 12, 2018 by Iván

Día de la Hispanidad: origins of this celebration

  Today, the 12th day of October is the most important day for all Spanish speaking countries together: the Hispanic Day (Día de la Hispanidad). As we already posted back in 2015 and 2016, today isn´t only Spain´s National Day, but also a public holiday in other Spanish speaking countries. Why ? First, we would […]

December 25, 2016 by Iván

Christmas traditions around the world

As Christmas have arrived, we´d like to share with you some particular celebrations that most of you might not be aware of, happening in those countries represented by the languages we teach here at EIL: Spanish speaking countries During the previous and Christmas days, nativity scenes are not only put up at homes but also […]

June 20, 2015 by Iván

Father’s Day

Image courtesy of Kyrre Gjerstad at As this festivity is approaching and being a father for 20 months myself, I have recently felt increasingly curious about how this day is celebrated around the world.   And after a little research, I have come across some interesting facts that I did not have any idea […]

February 17, 2015 by Iván

Chinese New Year

Image courtesy of gubgib at Are we welcoming the Year of the Goat, Sheep or Ram? The answer isn’t as easy as we thought! Many things are being said these days about this Chinese new year zodiac sign. Even for many Chinese people it isn´t easy to explain the diversity of different animals for […]