The fiestas are back again

posted 4 months ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

BRB booking my flight now

THis sounds so fun! Crazy exhausting, but amazing! 

Post # 4
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Worker bee

Wow, sounds exhausting. But, I kind of want to join in JUST ONCE. LOL. Maybe I should add it to my bucket list. Bless you that you’re able to do even a part of it every year! Thanks for sharing this cultural delight. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee

Do you walk all the way home? 

I have a strict “no alcohol before 11” policy. Bar hopping at 9am after a full night of drinking sounds like a nightmare, lol! Maybe I’m too sheltered.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

happybridetobe1988 :  haha! I hear you!  My parents have an apartment in Italy and during the summer months the town they have their apartment in does loads of festa’s. Its fun the first time and even the second time you see it and participate in it but its the same thing every year.

We went to stay for summer a few years in a row and we saw so many festas as we travelled around. I remember we’d gone to the beach in another town and on the way back we had to drive through one particular town to get back home. We didn’t know that this town was celebrating a religious festival and we got stuck in our car waiting for two hours for the Madonna statues to make their way through the town. My husband was busting to pee and he’s not Italian and particularly religious and all I could here him mumbling under his breath was ‘These f*cking festas and I can’t believe I’m waiting for a damn statue’!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Every time we travelled  around after that he’d ask me to check where the festa’s were so we could avoid them!! (and he make a point to go to the bathroom before we left!!)

Post # 9
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Busy bee

Sounds fun.  Makes me nostalgic for when I studied abroad in Spain.  

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

happybridetobe1988 :  haha!! A town close to my parents does a festival of the running Madonna. They literally carry a 200 kilogram statue of a Madonna and sprint with it through the town and knock on the doors of those in the town asking for donations! The men literally run for six hours carrying this heavy statue…

My husband in the car that day said he wished it was that particular festival because if they were running we would have gotten out of that town quicker πŸ˜‚

The first festa my husband ever saw had a stand in the town piazza selling bread rolls with pickles and either BBQ sausages or horse meat. My husband turned to me to ask what meat it was as we lined up. Before I could answer him the guy behind the BBQ picked up what my hubby was asking me and turned to us and started neighing like a horse at us because he didn’t realise I spoke or read Italian! It was so funny and my hubby gets way too much delight making horse sounds whilst he BBQs back at home thanks to that…πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

*we had pork sausages in our rolls

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

That sounds fun- for one night maybe. But I’m too old and tired to lose more sleep than that!

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

happybridetobe1988 :  I actually remember my first night in Spain a good 17 years ago and we arrived and it was amazing. They had like a flamenco festival that night. All the restaurants in the main street set up chairs outside and multiple outside platforms along the street and all these people were getting up on the platforms and dancing and a roaming band was playing and people in the streets were dancing to the music. It was amazing. I remember being a little tipsy and dancing and it started to lightly sprinkle with rain and we all just kept dancing in the rain! It was fabulous! 

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