Tag: Festivals

Free Things to do in Barcelona That Aren’t Museums

Free Things to do in Barcelona That Aren’t Museums

If you’re traveling on a tight budget, don’t worry! There is a great selection of free things to do in Barcelona. It’s such a lively city, so free activities aren’t just limited to a day at the museum. Here are my top picks, and they […]

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A Quick Guide to Castellers: Human Towers, a Catalan Tradition

A Quick Guide to Castellers: Human Towers, a Catalan Tradition

The casteller tradition, specific to the region of Catalonia, Spain is said to have originated during the 18th century near Tarragona, where different colla (teams of castellers) began competing against one another to see who could create the tallest human castle possible. In 2010, castells were added to […]

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Girona: Exploring the Spring Flower Festival, Temps de Flors

Girona: Exploring the Spring Flower Festival, Temps de Flors

The Temps de Flors (Time of Flowers) festival in Girona is held every year in May for two weekends. The old part of the city (Barri Vell) is transformed with beautiful flower displays and homages to Mother Nature and the spring season. My favorite part […]

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A Local’s Guide to May Day in Hawaii

A Local’s Guide to May Day in Hawaii

As the saying goes, “May Day is Lei Day in Hawai‘i Nei”. May 1 is always a beautiful day of the year filled with tropical flowers and amazing, delicately crafted lei. The Hawaiian lei is a typical symbol of Hawai‘i, just as well-known around the […]

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A Quick Guide to Sant Jordi: Celebrating the Day of Books and Roses

A Quick Guide to Sant Jordi: Celebrating the Day of Books and Roses

Every April 23, Barcelona (and all of Catalonia) becomes filled with bookstalls and roses on the most romantic day of the year! Locals celebrate the day of Sant Jordi (Saint George), the patron saint of Catalonia by rummaging through the many stands in search of the perfect book and […]

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