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April Fools’ Day

April Fools’ Day

April Fools’ Day, celebrated on April 1 each year, has been celebrated for several centuries by different cultures, though its exact origins remain a mystery. Some historians speculate that April Fools’ Day dates back to 1582, when France switched from the Julian...
Cultural and tradition differences between Spain and England

Cultural and tradition differences between Spain and England

Everyone knows about the Spanish “siesta”, or that Spanish people usually eat lunch and dinner later than the Brits do. It is fascinating to spend time in a different country, and learning about traditions and cultures is something that surely enrich our cultural...
St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17 each year. It is a feast of Ireland’s patron saint, Patrick, and it is celebrated in Ireland and all over the world by people of Irish heritage. While St. Patrick’s Day is now associated with wearing green, parades and beer,...
Spring is around the corner, and so is Carnival!

Spring is around the corner, and so is Carnival!

A different carnival than one expects: no roller-coasters, cotton candy, or bumper cars, instead, Spain celebrates with masks and outdoor festivities for everyone in the family to enjoy! The word carnival derives from ‘carni’, meaning meat, and ‘val’, meaning farwell....
Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

HELLO! Salamanca is getting into the Christmas Spirit!  Many students have been participating in fun holiday activities in class, including word searches, in order to improve their English language abilities.  Christmas is a great time to be with family and enjoy each...
Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!!  This Thursday, November 28th, is Thanksgiving in the United States. Here at HELLO! Salamanca, we are celebrating by partaking in class activities as well as talking about traditions on our radio show. Last Thursday, Super Intern Lily talked about...