Bilbao Local Customs

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    Cortylandia!

    by timtregenza Written Dec 9, 2003
    El Corte Ingles Christmas Display

    Every Christmas, El Corte Ingles on Gran Via (a large department store) has animated displays depicting festive things. They are on from early December to Los Reyes (6 January). Free, and very popular with children.

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    Semana Santa

    by timtregenza Written Oct 28, 2003
    The brotherhood pass Hotel Indautxu

    Processions occur all through holy week all over the city. Some are silent at 5am, others are large and noisy, with wailing trumpets and loud drumbeats accompanying the movement of large icons depicting the passion.

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    Euskal Herria

    by ginguba Written May 15, 2003

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    Bilbao

    That's Basque Country, in Euskara the basque language, you very often hear on the street.
    It's a nation. At least for it's history and culture. The Basque Country is the territory which is historically, ethnically and culturally Basque. Basques consider their country with 7 regions: Bizkaia, Gipuzkoa, Araba and Nafarroa on the Spanish side, Lapurdi, Nafarroa Beherea and Zuberoa on the French side.
    Basques defend their culture and want to be an independent country.

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    Aste Nagusia

    by egiluz Updated Apr 28, 2003

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    The "big week" of Biblao is celebrated the last week of agoust. The Arenal gardens are full of dancing-drinking-smoking... people.

    Groups of cultural associaties install tabers on the streets and the party is traslated there.

    Too many people, a lot of music, drinks... PARTY!!!

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    Saving electricity or no clothers dryers?

    by Rhondaj Written Apr 5, 2003

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    drip drying

    One thing that struck me both here in Bilbao and neighboring Vitoria, everyone hangs out their laundry to dry. Everywhere you look there are balconies, clotheslines, and windows sprouting the daily washing.

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    At Bilbao as almost all Spain...

    by lucyguajardo Updated Sep 12, 2002

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    At Bilbao as almost all Spain the citizen are catholic that's why you can find a lot of churches and beautiful Cathedrals. But the true is that if you go at sunday to a mass it will be difficult to find young people.

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    Celebrating the city

    by timtregenza Written Jul 7, 2004
    Free theatre in the park

    Bilbao is a city very proud of itself.

    It celebrates its founding in 1300 every year in June with free events and fireworks.

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    Christmas Lights

    by timtregenza Written Dec 19, 2003
    Plaza Circular

    Bilbao likes to put up lights for christmas. Although not quite in the Blackpool league, they are still very nice.

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    A Status Symbol

    by Rhondaj Written Apr 30, 2003

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    You can barely see the Basque flag by the tree!

    I noticed a lot of palm trees throughout the city. My friends tell me these are not native, but imported as a status symbol. (I remember Ireland having a lot of palm trees too.)

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    Basque People is friendly with...

    by euzkadi Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Basque People is friendly with the foreigners, but they are quite close, and serious at the begining.
    Los vascos son amigables con los extranjeros, pero son un poco cerrados y serios al principio.

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    Bullring of Bilbao Vista...

    by Carmela71 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Bullring of Bilbao Vista Alegre, very well famous, and great atmosphere in festivals.

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