Masks inside no longer mandatory in Spain from today

Yes, it’s true – after more than 2 years, the Spanish Government has rescinded the mandatory wearing of face masks inside shops, public buildings, schools etc. However, there are exceptions and employers are allowed to implement their own rules. So, what will this look like in practice? Masks are still obligatory for workers and visitors:…

Travelling to Spain from the UK? Here’s some useful information

Travel requirements are constantly changing, and it’s always best to take your travel advice from official sources. Here’s a list of useful links that you can use to find out the most up-to-date travel information to Spain.  First, don’t forget you need to fill out the Spanish locator form:  https://www.spth.gob.es/  (arriving by air)  https://spthm.puertos.es/ (arriving…

Halloween in Spain – Witches, Saints and honouring the dead

The origins of Halloween go back centuries, and Halloween in Spain is a real mixture of the traditional and modern. From trick or treaters, costume parties, zombie theatre to family gatherings at the local cemetery and church services to honour the lives of loved ones.  ”Truco o trato”  (trick and treat) is relatively new to…

Spain’s National holiday – 12th October – La Fiesta Nacional de España

Traditionally referred to as the Día de la Hispanidad,  Spain’s National day is the most important date for most Spanish in the national holiday calendar. Now celebrated on 12th October, it has its origins in 1892 as a celebration of the discovery of the Americas by Christopher Columbus, It is especially important this year, as…