Semana Santa: A Spectacle Unlike Any Other
Of all the benefits that can be gained from studying a tefl course online and then moving abroad, undoubtedly one of the most enticing is being able to experience traditions, festivities and celebrations that are a world away from your own culture. It’s at once grounding and intoxicating, finding yourself fully immersed in the rhythms of a different way of life. You may already know about the celebrations of your adopted home or they may be something you stumble upon almost accidentally with no prior knowledge of their existence. Either way, there will be surprises when you discover what’s out there. Such as the annual Dragon Boat Festival celebrated throughout China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, or the Sapporo Snow Festival of northern Japan, or The Burst of the Chariot in Florence. That’s the beauty of tefl abroad, you never quite know what you might find. For me, using my tefl in Spain, there have been a number of traditions that have surprised and inspired me, but none more so than Semana Santa.
What is Semana Santa?