Sardines at the beach Malaga Spain

Carnival in Spain, like everywhere else in the world, marks the start of Lent, a Christian religious observance. The carnival ends with the “burying of the sardine,” to end the parties, and chocolate sardines are a carnival treat. Restaurants also include chocolate sardines in their menu during Carnival. This bizarre ceremony (Goya paintedContinue Reading

Semana Santa Malaga Spain

For most Catholics in Andalucia, Holy Week is the most important religious festival of the year. Processions of penitents in long robes and tall, pointed hoods walk through the streets, carrying statues of the Virgin Mary and Jesus on flower-decked floats, accompanied by brass bands and saetas. The celebrations inContinue Reading