Pascua (Easter), is a Spanish holiday celebrated over the course of several days in remembrance of the death and resurrection of Jesus. At the end of La Cuaresma (Lent), La Semana Santa (Holy Week) celebrations begin, these include daily processions and festivities.
During la Semana Santa, Spanish towns have street parades every day. In the processions, people carry and follow floats, known as pasos. On the floats, there are statues of Jesús and la Virgen María. Los pasos are beautifully decorated with flowers, gold, silver, candles and fine fabrics.
A popular Easter cake is called la Mona de Pascua. It is decorated with coloured feathers and big chocolate eggs or figurines. Cake shops compete to see who can make the most impressive monas to place in their shop windows!
How is Easter celebrated in Spain?
Here are some of the most popular Holy week celebrations in Spain.
Spanish Easter Vocabulary
Practise your Spanish language skills: How many Spanish Easter words do you know?
Juegos de Pascua en español – Spanish Easter Game
Please use the link below to play the Spanish Easter game
Please enjoy dancing “El baile de conejito” – The bunny dance.
In Spanish, this week we have been learning our ‘colores’ (colours) . If you would like to practise your Spanish at home, why not teach a parent or friend what you have learnt in class?
Señora Opazo and Señora Nuñez welcome you back to Holy Family Catholic School, 2018, for another exciting year of Español – Spanish.
We are looking forward to seeing you all this year. Please do not hesitate to visit our rooms to view the amazing learning going on!
As you know Spanish is widely spoken throughout the global community.
Students played an interactive language game with Señora Opazo using the Classroom Phrases. They had lots of fun! ¡Qué divertido! Please enjoy watching the students playing “Loteria”.
The Year 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7’s have been participating in a series of oral language games. It has been lots of fun to see the students working together to develop their fluency in Spanish.
In Spanish, students have been looking at Spain’s geography and culture. We discussed the most famous cities in Spain. Learning about other countries and cultures can be exciting! Students contributed lots of prior information to the discussion. This inquiry allowed for students to have a cultural awareness and appreciation of Spain.
During Term 2, students have been encouraged to incorporate many of the classroom requests that are used regularly in the room into Spanish.
For example: ¿Puedo ir al baño por favor? Can I go to the bathroom please?
¿Puedo ir a tomar agua por favor? Can I please have a drink?
¿Como se dice …….en español? How do you say …… in Spanish?
These key phrases allow for students to be immersed in the Spanish language.
Students have played oral language games with partners or with the class, as they revise or learn for the first time these phrases.
Mother’s Day is a day that is celebrated around the world. Each country has a unique date for their holiday and sometimes a unique meaning. For example, in Mexico it is celebrated on May 10th. In Spain, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of May.
In most countries, the common theme is to celebrate the contributions mothers make to the family and to the world.
In Spain, Mother’s Day is a day that children truly look forward to. They enjoy showing their mothers how much they mean to them by making crafts such as cards, writing poems and celebrating Mother’s Day with their mum and family.
Students had an opportunity to examine the way Mother’s Day is celebrated in Spain. They were introduced to the traditions and significance that “El Dia de las Madres” plays in Spanish culture.
Students created a self-portrait and composed some simple sentences in Spanish giving factual information about themselves. The Year 3/4’s then recorded their text to present to the class.