The Three Kings Day or Epiphany (Dia de los Reyes Magos) falls on January 6 in Spain, celebrated with fervor that involves plenty of gifts, sweets and parades. In fact, it is often regarded as the most important festival in Spain all year round, even more so than New Year’s […]

Three Kings Day (Epiphany) in Spain

The Spaniards are best known for their festive parties and hedonistic indulgence. New Year celebrations are no exceptions — expect phenomenal feasting, plenty of dressing up, drinking and partying till dawn. From Christmas Day till the Three Kings’ Day (Dia de Los Reyes Magos) on 6th January, the celebrations almost […]

New Years in Spain

Contrary to most people’s belief, Spain is not all about flamenco, bull-fighting, siestas and fiestas. As one of the most diverse countries in Europe, Spain is packed with old and new; cosmopolitan and laid-back rural; cutting-edge modern and humbly traditional. While memories of yesteryears are still proudly on display along […]

Things You Should Know About Spain

Lamafa, a local term for a whaler in Lamalera village, along with its whaling tradition, was already around hundreds of years ago, before Catholic missionaries entered East Nusa Tenggara in 1500s. To reach the village, visitors fly 30 minutes from Kupang, the capital city of East Nusa Tenggara, to Lewaleba […]

The Legend of Lamafa

Bearing gifts, a group of Tobaku and Sarudu traditional leaders approached the house of Datu Wajar Lamarauna, son and heir of the late king, Adam Ardjad Lamarauna. As per custom, the gifts included betel nut, a sack of rice, 14 eggs, four black and white chickens and a white cow.

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