Cool Events in Spain & Spanish News

6093 140522  "We Heard" on MPR May 21, 2014  Spanish bulls in historic knockout victory  (Yahoo News, 05/20/2014) 12th San Isidro Festival -
Bullfights at Las Ventas bullring in Madrid, Spain
Madrid matadors gored by bulls at festival launch-21th may 2014 - YouTube

Bullfight called off after matadors gored - YouTube
Matador Gored During Bullfight Festival (RAW VIDEO) - YouTube
Madrid Bullfight Tickets and information about Bullfights, San Isidro and Las Ventas bullring, Spain
Bullfighting - Wikipedia
Spanish-style bullfighting - Wikipedia
Torero - Wikipedia  
bullfighter and the main performer in bullfighting  - Matador

5201 140227  February 25, 2014  Renowned Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia dies at 66  (Reuters, Raquel Castillo and Elisabeth O'Leary, 02/26/2014)
Paco de Lucía - Wikipedia
Paco de Lucia - Entre dos aguas (1976) full video - YouTube

Paco de Lucia - Rio Ancho - YouTube
flaminco dance - Paco de Lucia - guitar music - Entre Dos Aguas - YouTube

Seville Fair
6177 140529  Photos: Seville fair - Chicago Tribune
Seville Fair - Feria de Sevilla 2012 - YouTube
Seville, Spain La Feria, the Ultimate Party - YouTube
Seville - Feria de Sevilla 2011 Joe Journeys - YouTube
Seville Fair - Wikipedia  Spain

Medieval combat
5910 140507  Photos: Medieval combat championship  Belmonte, Spain, May 1-4, 2014 (Chicago Tribune, , 05/05/2014)
Medieval Fair  September 28, 2014, Caponi Art Park  One of our staff members attended this annual Fair several years ago. "The Fair was awesome. I should post some pix."
Also you might be interested in our Renaissance Festival photo page

Dancing on Stilts
2852 130801  Danza de los Zancos - The Whirling Stilt Dancers of Anguiano  (Oddity Central - Collecting Oddities) - Every year, on July 22, the town of Anguino hosts one of the oldest, most fascinating fiestas in Spain, the Danza de los Zancos (Stilt Dance). In honor of Mary Magdalene, one of the most popular saints in this part of the country, eight brave and morally upright boys from the oldest families in Anguiano put on brightly colored vests, white shirts and damask yellow skirts, and dance on 50-cm-high wooden stilts....           Anquino, Spain
Los Danza de los Zancos de Anguiano - YouTube
Danza de los zancos de Anguiano - Wikipedia
Information Resources: Pioneer Press  July 23, 2013

Human Tower
1262 130305  Casteller  (video, Vimeo)  forwarded by Janet.  Amazing video!
Castell  (Wikipedia): Human Tower    人間円塔        Spain  (World Atlas)
Human Pyramid  (wikipedia)   

Bull Running
495 110715  Videos: Bull Running during the Annual San Fermin Feria at Pamplona, Spain  Video  1  |  2  |  3  |  Bull Running in Pamplona photos  ブル(雄牛)ランニング
What did Ernest Hemingway write about the Pamplona Bull Run & Bullfighting? | bull running, Spain | Spanish Culture |   (July 7th - 14th) 

6600 140708  3 hurt, 1 seriously injured, in Pamplona bull run  AOL, 07/08/2014
9622 150707  Running of the bulls - Risking life and limb in Pamplona's running of the bulls - Pictures - CBS News
Running of the Bulls 2013 - Pamplona (Spain) - YouTube

Bulls Demolishing People - YouTube

Joaldunak: Basque carnival in Ituren & Zubieta
10831 160206  Hartza & Joaldunak - Ituren, Zubieta (Bear carnival) - YouTube
Carnaval Zubieta & Ituren 2015 - YouTube
Joaldunak, Spain, last weekend of January each year
Joaldunak: Basque carnival in Ituren & Zubieta, Sapin
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Joaldun - Wikipedia
Ituren Carnival, Mon. after the last Sun. of January: Joaldunak Archives - Pyrenean Experience


9271 150521  10 Food Festivals You Should Add to Your Bucket List  MSN food & drink
Spain (2), USA (2: Hawaii, Maine), India, Mexico, France, Italy, Australia, Singapore
Batalla del Vino (Haro, Spain), Kona Coffee Cultural Festival (Kona, Hawaii), La Tomatina (Buñol, Spain),
Maine Lobster Festival (Rockland, Maine)
, Mango Festival (New Delhi), Night of the Radishes (Oaxaca, Mexico),
Super Barquette (Paris)
, Truffle Festival (Alba, Italy), Tunarama Festival (Port Lincoln, Australia),
World Gourmet Summit (Singapore)

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6430 140621  Meet Felipe and Letizia, the new king and queen of Spain - Los Angeles Times  Nardine Saad, 06/19/2014
6228 140602  King Juan Carlos, tainted hero of Spain's democracy - France 24  AFP, 06/02/2014 - King Juan Carlos, who abdicated on Monday ...
King addresses Spaniards via television message to announce his abdication | EL PAÍS  06/02/2014
Abdication comes at low point for monarchy in opinion polls | EL PAÍS  Fernando Garea, 06/02/2014

Monarchy of Spain - Wikipedia
List of Spanish monarchs - Wikipedia

13463 171027  Catalonia‬, ‪Spain‬, ‪Carles Puigdemont‬, ‪Mariano Rajoy‬ Catalonia declares independence from Spain - CBS News
Catalonia’s independence referendum explained | The Economist - YouTube
Catalonia - Wikipedia
Where is Catalonia? -


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