A happy ending

Hi there! Today I’m writing my last post. That’s why I’m going through the ones I have been writing in this two months. We will remember some of the traditional events I wrote about and moreover I will explain a little more about my experiences.

In my first post I told you about my personal connection with this topic. I have been in six different states and every single place I visited is more impressive. The population of the U.S is made up by the diversity of different cultures, there is people of everywhere around the world. Freedom and respect are some important quality’s that this country defends. I remember being surprise because of this when I was there. People don’t care where are you from, they find it amazing and they used to ask me questions about my country and Europe. The language was not a problem, almost everywhere you could find someone able to speak in Spanish due to the amount of Spaniards from Centre and South America.

In my second post I wrote about two really interesting webpages. The first one was the holiday spot and the other the time and day calendar. Both of them contain a lot of information about important celebrations in United States: what they use to do, the history of the event… etc.

In the third post you can find information about the fourth of July, also known as the Independence Day, a really important date for the country. It meant the freedom of Americans. This independence from Great Britain occurred in 1776 and has been celebrated every year since then. They use to do different activities that are explained in the post.

The fourth one is about George Washington and his connection with thanksgiving I wrote about common meals and activities to do in this date and also the background of the celebration, its origins… etc.

In post number five I wrote about an organization that has a lot of presence in social media. It’s known as Austin friends of traditional music and appeared in 1974 with the purpose of encouraging performance and appreciation of traditional music.

Finally, in the last one, there is a description of Halloween in the US, his back ground and the main differences that it has with this event in Spain.

I hope you have enjoyed my posts; I did them the best I could. Thanks for reading and being by my side in this weeks of hard work.

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GOOD BYE CITIZENS!

Our time writting this blog is over, and it is time to say goodbye. These two months have been a great experience not only for writing the posts but for learning about my colleges’ countries as well. As I have expressed through my posts, Spain is a very cultural-varied country and many traditions are arranged in its land.

On my first post I presented the country giving my personal experience about what I have seen on what the cultural diversity refers. I also talked about –probably- the most known festival on Spain, San Fermin.

The following week I focused my attention to the Fallas of Valencia, the festival where gigant statues made of poliespan are put around all the streets of the city and burned during the cremà.

On the third week I gave some information about the main sources in where I found information for my posts. Those webpages are also orientated to tourists that are looking for a trip to Spain or for those who are just looking for information about its culture and festivals.

My fourth post was more orientated into one person specifically, as he is one of the most –if not the most- important personalities in Spain’s recent history, Adolfo Suarez. He was the one in charge to make Spain a democratic country after more than forty years of Franco’s dictatorship.

The next week I choose the San Fermin festival to talk about its presence on social media. I taught that as it is considered the most famous Spanish festival in the world its impact on social media would be huge.

As on Adolfo Suarez’s post, on the sixth week I decided to take a look on the past again, and this time, with this year’s 75 anniversary of its ending, I choose the Spanish Civil war. The war, as I explain on the post, changed Spain’s whole society, and its ending meant the instauration of a dictatorship.

To end this post I would like to say thank you to all the readers that have taken a bit of their time to take a look to the blog.

Good bye citizens!

SEE YOU LATER ALLIGATOR!

Dear readers,

This is not a good bye but a see you later. I don`t know you guys but I had a great time telling about my beautiful country Guatemala. I hope you enjoyed as much as I did this blog and in the future I will continue writting more facts or telling about more traditions. I am going to do a little recap of the posts, so if anyone didn`t have the chance to read them all now you will have an idea of what was about.

Guatemala

The first post was really simple, I explained where Guatemala is located, a little about the culture and why is it so important for me.

1 de noviembre

On the second post I wrote about the festivity of the 1st of november, tomorrow, each year the families go to the cementary to visit the deads and in some towns they but  giant kites in the sky. After this we eat fiambre, it is the tradition to make it the day before and in the day all the family comes together and eats.

Searching more information about Guatemala?

The third week was about more blogs you can use to search more information about Guatemala and also a fun fact that Tikal, the mayan ruins, were mentioned as the most amaizing in the world.

Tecun Uman

Week four was about Tecun Uman and his story of how he became a hero after fighting the spanish army that wanted control in Guatemala.

La quema del diablo

The fifht weekly post was about La Quema del Diablo, devils burning, and the organizations that are forming to prevent this festivity because of the contamination to the world.

Dia de la independencia

And last but not least the independence day, 15th of september, and I wrote about how we celebrate it and what it is done around the country.

Than you to all the readers and followers we appreciate the time we spent together.

See you later,

Ana Isabel Garcia