Tag: Spain

EUROPE RENAISSANCE AND THE SIGNIFICANCE OF EASTER

The Brotherhood of the Rosary Virgin is the herald of the Resurrection of Christ celebration with a procession, the “Meeting”, which is the oldest in Almoradí and which becomes the perfect closing of our Holy Week. The origin is certainly in the birth of the Brotherhood in the seventeenth century. The Virgin, covered with a thin tulle veil, in mourning for the death of her Son, is carried in a run by her brothers and, after three reverences, she stops next to the Custody of the Blessed Sacrament, carried under a pallium in the center of the square. 

Eva Perón the Soul of the People

Occasionally, a birthday crops up to give one pause for thought. The date is May 7, which is 70 years since the passing of a stellar star, Eva Peron (1919 – 1952), a diminutive figure of a woman who has frustrated left and right since she inspired belief in the power of women worldwide.

So, you thought classical musicians were pussies

How often do we relax to the quintessential melodies of Spain’s Isaac Albéniz (1860 – 1909). His Rapsodia Espanola, Sevilla and Granada, based on Catalan folk songs, are perhaps the better known of his compositions. These exquisite mind-bending melodies evoke the Spanish dream more than could any Goya painting; but what of the man behind the music?

Manuel Labour isn’t Working for Spain as Truckers down Tyre Levers

Despite the futile efforts of the Spanish government to reduce the prices of gasoline and diesel fuel, the Platform for the Protection of the Transport Sector intends to continue the strike. The truckers’ protest has been going on for almost two weeks. The key workers are not satisfied with the proposed measures and they demand an immediate solution to the problem of skyrocketing fuel prices.