By now you might have read a few things about the Spanish culture, for example why the siesta is so important. But what if you’re looking for specific customs or habits, and nothing has been written about it on this page? In this post, I will show you some good webpages to find more information about the Spanish customs and habits.
The first one is the website I have found most useful so far. It’s Kwintessential, a ‘complete translation company’ as they describe themselves. They have a huge page with info about Spain, and links to click through to the parts you like. They cover the language, society and culture, etiquette and customs and way more. Even business-related customs are covered!
The website JustLanded is a briefer website, but contains the most important customs and habits you will encounter right away. Where Kwintessential is mostly written in bullet points, you can read a whole story hear. If you have been confused so far how to great somebody on the streets, this is your link!
Navarra.es is an official government website, and contains information about different parties, festivals and events hosted in this area of Spain. It shows you when something is happening and where, and how that tradition evolved over time. Useful for people that are interested in visiting this part of Spain or with a general interest in different cultural parties.
The famous Spanish language institute don Quijote of course has to appear in this blog about useful links. The link directs you to the general page about customs and habits, from where you can go to over 30 different new pages about customs and habits in Spain. You can spend hours here, and discover every bit Spain has to offer. It’s the clearest website amongst the others posted here, it’s really user friendly.
The last website is Spain Cultures. It is not about customs and habits per se, but about the different parts of Spain, and of course every part has its own customs and habits. The website is not the most beautiful one, but it shows perfectly why the cultures within Spain differ a lot.
In this video you’ll learn about sayings in Spanish. Sayings always contain implicit information about a language, and it’s the same in this video. An example: ‘ser la leche’ (to be the milk), which means that something is the best or amazing. It shouldn’t be surprising, as Spanish people love their milk and it’s important in their daily lifes.