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SPANISH TRADITIONAL COSTUMES
SPANISH TRADITIONAL COSTUMES �The traditional Spanish costume is strongly influenced by the Arabic culture. Each region of the country has its own regional costume. They are reserved for special events and celebrations.
MADRID �One of the regional costumes of Madrid is called the costume of the “chulapos”. �It represents the way of dressing of the people that lived in the XIX century. �Nowadays, people of this region wear this costume on the 15 th of May, the day of Saint Isidro, and dance the “chotis”, a typical dance of Madrid.
COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA �The regional costume of Valencia remains still very present in its celebrations, specially in March, when “Las Fallas” takes place. �It is a very colourful costume. �Men can wear different types of costume, depending on who used to wear it originally. �In the case of women, the hairstyle gains special relevance.
ANDALUCÍA �The regional costume of Andalucía is the most known internacionally. It is the “traje de flamenca” in the case of women and the “traje de corto” in the case of men. �It is still used in special dates, for example, during the “Feria de Abril”. �At the end of the XIX century, lower class women used to go to the cattle fairs wearing a housecoat covered with ruffles. That is the origin of this regional costume.
GALICIA �Galician people wear its regional costume in their most important celebrations, such us “la muñeira” or “los gaiteros”. �That typical clothing is the one that people who lived in the countryside used to where until the 20 th century. �There are two varieties: the full dress and the everyday costume.
OUR REGION: CANTABRIA �In our region, Cantabria, there are different types of traditional costumes, depending on the people who used to wear them. �The “pasiego” costume could be one of the most known of those. Its name is due to the area were it was wore, Vega de Pas. �Women and men wore the same kind of shoes, typical in this regions: the “albarcas”. They were made of wood.
OUR REGION: CANTABRIA