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All of the Power Points, readings, comprehension questions, door
signs, activity tickets, quizzes, and video links that we use for our holidays around the world event as well as for our holidays unit are included in this Spanish and Hispanic holidays bundle for intermediate and advanced Spanish students.

Here are step-by-step instructions, resources, and ideas in order to teach about Las Fallas, Los Sanfermines and La Tomatina.

Give students this Spanish Fiestas reading document to learn about Las Fallas, Los Sanfermines and La Tomatina. 

Show several of the días festivos videos below to reinforce the information about each of the holidays.

Use this colorful Spanish Fiestas Power Point to teach students the information about Las Fallas, Los Sanfermines & La Tomatina. 

Assess the students' knowledge of the three Spanish Fiestas with this Fallas, Sanfermines and Tomatina quiz

Students build reading comprehension skills and start to make cultural comparisons with this humorous Fiestas Latinas article and comprehension questions document.

After the students have learned about several of the holidays on this webpage, AP students can practice a formal presentation comparing and contrasting holidays and traditions in the Spanish-speaking world with those of their own communities.


*LAS FALLAS*
After the students have learned about Las Fallas, have them vote for their favorites.  Download the printable examples here.
 

Las Fallas Video (1)
Watch this video in Spanish to learn everything about the traditions of Las Fallas. 
(Watch the closed captioning to learn a lot!)

Las Fallas Video (2)
View this video to see examples of the ninots, the fireworks, the parades, and the parties that are seen during Las Fallas in Valencia.

Las Fallas Video (3)
Watch this visually beautiful video that illustrates the celebrations at Las Fallas in Valencia.

*LOS SANFERMINES*
After the students have read about this Spanish fiesta and they have watched the videos below, play one of the many versions of La Fiesta de San Fermín  or Los Sanfermines electronic games. 
Los matadores will compete against los toros to master commands, vocabulary and describing images.

Los Sanfermines Video (1)
Watch this video in Spanish to learn everything about the traditions of Los Sanfermines in Pamplona, Spain. 
(Watch the closed captioning to learn more!)

Los Sanfermines Video (2)
Watch this video to view scenes from Sanfermines and to sing along with the traditional closing song, "Pobre de mí."

Los Sanfermines Video (3)
This video shows lovely images of the 2014 Fiesta de San Fermín celebrations, including the outfits, the dancing, and the celebrations.

Los Sanfermines Video (4)
View this video with Spaniards dressed in traditional Sanfermines
clothes while singing the song, "Happy".

*LA TOMATINA*
Once the students have learned about Las Fallas,
Los Sanfermines and La Tomatina, give them this
assessment
to check for comprehension.


Tomatina Video (1)
View this AWESOME Spanish video to learn about the celebration
of La Tomatina in Buñol, Valencia Spain.

Tomatina Video (2)
Watch this video to see the locura that happens in Buñol, Valencia
Spain during La Tomatina.

Tomatina Video (3)
Experience la Tomatina with this brave Spaniard.


Click here for additional resources and ideas for other Spanish and Hispanic holidays!


Click here to learn about our Holidays Around the World Event!