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Author: Julie Adriana

Three Kings Come to Guardamar del Segura Three Days in a Row

While it seems that the current Christmas holidays have gone on for months, this weekend the fun, festivities and national holidays will finally come to an end. The final fiesta to look forward to (maybe not for Spanish parents who are still buying more presents) is that of the Three Kings, traditionally celebrated on the night of the 5th January and the 6th being a red day. However, this year, the Three Kings have decided to visit the municipality of Guardamar early and will actually turn up there three days in a row. Thursday 3 and Friday 4 January...

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Guide to the Spanish Towns with the Most Curious Names

There’s a village in Spain called Lepe, which literally translates to “be a complete twit or idiot”. Anyone that comes from that village must be faced with an untold amount of jokes at their expense when asked by an outsider where they come from. But Lepe isn’t the only place in this country with a weird or comical name. This is our guide to the 10 Spanish towns and villages with the oddest or most curious names and a description of where these place names actually originate from. Guarromán, Jaén, Andalucía  With a name like this (dirty man), many...

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Family Cinema This Week in Pilar de la Horadada

The Christmas festivities are not fully over until Monday 7 January and so there are still a lot of activities and events being organised by the various local town halls of the region. This evening, and for the following two as well, the whole family can enjoy some great family cinema at the Sala Dúplex Espacio Cultural in Pilar de la Horadada. Three family fun films will be shown in Spanish, with showings commencing at 17.00h and entrance is free. The programme is as follows: Wednesday 2 January Sherlock Gnomes Thursday 3 January ¡Canta! (Sing!) Friday 4 January Leo...

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No significant changes in drug consumption figures, except for tobacco and cannabis

According to the 2017-2018 Survey on Alcohol and other Drugs in Spain (EDADES), conducted by the Government Delegation for the National Drugs Plan and published by the Ministry of Health, Consumption and Social Well-being, the consumption of all drugs, except cannabis and tobacco, among the Spanish population aged 15 and 64 has levelled out over the last two years. The data from EDADES 2017-2018 show that the drugs consumed by a vast majority of people are legal. At the top of the list is alcohol (75.2% of respondents consumed alcohol in the last year; 77.6% in 2015), followed by...

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Spanish Cabin Crew at Ryanair Threaten Strikes in January

Spanish cabin crew at Ryanair are unhappy with their pay and working conditions and have threatened to walk out on three days in January if their demands for an improved working environment and pay are not met. Ryanair passengers could face disruption if travelling on January 8, 10 or 13 January as it is likely that Spanish cabin crew will strike after unions met with Ryanair bosses and a mediating body and nothing was resolved. Unions supporting the 1,800 Spanish Ryanair cabin crew claim that their workers are treated worse than cabin crew from all other countries as the...

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