The SiestaIt is a traditionconsisting of take ashort rest in theearly afternoon justafter having lunch inorder to be ready togo on to work in theafternoon andevening.
BULLFIGHTING• The course itself takes place inan arena crowded with people.• This is a spectacle in whichbullfighter, assisted bybanderilleros and mountedpicadors, baits and usually killsa bull in an arena
• The matadors use a red cape to attract the bulls:• They always wear a traditional clothing called suit of lights
Why is it so importantfor us?• Bullfighting traces back tothe XVIIIth century.• it roots to bull worship andsacrifice.• When the Romans settleddown in Hipania they tookthe human-versus-animalsevents.
• Although the bull is killed most of the times, there are alsofatal accidents involving bullfigters’ lives .
• Although this tradition is considered to be an artisticspectacle, there are also many Spaniards who are against it.As a result, bullfighting has been prohibited in someAutonomous Communities.• Anyway, bulls are an important part of our past and presentand they are very important for our cultural heritage.
…because we have it together and by using thesame glass.
WHAT IS IT SO IMPORTANT FORUS?• The making and drinkingof cider is traditional inseveral parts of northernSpain. In fact Asturiansare the most drinkers ofcider in the country . Wedrink it not only intraditional festivals butalso in special bars called“sidrerías”
It is found in a lot of Spanish wisesayings: “If you get up early, God willhelp you ”,…An it is also in:→Names given to streets.→Churches.→Bank holidays.→Religious National Festivals.
It is a pilgrimage route to the Cathedral of Santiagowhere, according to the tradition, the remains of the apostle StJames are buried.
FamilyFamily is veryimportant forSpaniards. It isthe place wherethe values thatdefine us ashuman beingsare taught.
As Asturians, we are very proud of living hereeven if it is a small place.We feel different because of our history.There is a proverb which says :“ASTURIAS MEANS SPAIN AND THEOTHER REGIONS OF THE COUNTRYARE LANDS WHICH HAD TO BERECONQUERED ” – This refers to theMuslim conquest of the Iberian Peninsulawhen our land was the only one the Muslimscould not conquer.
It consists of all the folktalesand legends which are partof our identityThe XANA (fairy), elTRASGU (elf) o el DIAÑUBURLÓN (clever devil) aremythological beings.