Presentation on theme: "España Comida Celebraciones Lugares de Interés Información Adicional."— Presentation transcript:
1EspañaComidaCelebracionesLugares de InterésInformación Adicional
2La Comida Española Tapas Gazpacho Paella Jamón Serrano Tortilla EspañolaSangríaTapas are found in Tasca bars. They are small snacks eaten between meals.Gazpacho is a cold vegetable soup originating in Andalucía.Paella is a rice, saffron, and seafood dish originating in Valencia.Jamón serrano or “country ham” is a dry-cured ham generally served raw in thin slices.Tortilla Española is an egg omelet with fried potatoes.Sangría contains red wine, sliced fruit, carbonated water, sweetener, and other spirits. Sangria blanca can be made with white wine. It gets its name from sangre - blood.
4Celebraciones La Tomatina El Festival de San Fermín El Gordo (Running of the Bulls)El Gordo
5La Tomatina Buñol, Valencia on last Wednesday of August 1 hour - begun & ended with the firing of a water cannonplastic for storefrontsprotective googles and gloves.smashed before throwing for safety – over 90,000 pounds .clothing usually rippedorigin = not known – most popular theory is that upset townspeople attacked city councilmen during a town celebration several years ago.
7Running of the Bullsheld in San Fermín, Pamplona and is from July 7-146 bulls and 2 groups of oxen run streets for a ½ mile heading to a bullring.People run in front to guide the bulls to the ring – usually lasts 3 -4 mins.barricades along sides of street for people to slip in and out, but not bulls.1 rocket launched for opening of gate, another for release of bulls, a third when they enter the ring and a forth when its officially over.against law to touch bull b/c it distracts them, but some do for good luck.dressed in white shirt, trousers, and red sash at waist and neck
9El Gordo “The Fat One” is the Spanish Christmas lottery tickets go on sale in the summerdrawn every December 22takes in excess of 3 hours to draw winnersdrawn by hand in front of a live audience in Madridchildren sing out the numbers while the crowd chants “gordo, gordo”is the biggest and oldest lottery in the world1 big ticket is $310(U.S.), but its split into 10 for $31 each.total winnings is over 3 billion U.S. dollars with multiple winnersuse the verb tocar for winning the lottery, not ganar.
10Lugares de Interés La Alhambra in Granada, Andalucía shaped like a ship if you look closewas home to the Moorish kings, but unsure how it was formedhas over 30 impressive towers, but some are in ruins now
11Lugares de Interés La Mezquita in Córdoba one of the largest mosques in the world – Moors arquitecture
12Lugares de Interés El Parque del Retiro in Madrid, the capital city a large 300 acre lake in center of park with paths to many monuments, a rose garden, and the crystal palace
13Lugares de Interés La Plaza de Toros in Sevilla Seats 14,000 spectators and is the largest and oldest bullring in Spain
14Información Adicional Spanish nightlife starts around midnight and extends until sunrise.All establishments that serve food/drink that a “siesta” between pm.Most other businesses close for a “siesta” between 2 and 5 pm.Big meal of day is considered lunch between 2 and 3 pm.Dinner is not eaten until 9 pm at the earliest.Equivalent of tooth fairy is “Ratoncito Perez”, who leaves treats or $.Bonfires on Christmas eve to cleanse the spirit of illness and evil.