SHAPES, SYMBOLS AND COLOURS ALONG THE CENTURIES IN MY HOMELAND
RED and YELLOW are the colours of the Spanish flag
RED to honour those who gave their lives for their homeland YELLOW refers to the sun, source of life
RED AND YELLOW WERE ALREDAY USED IN THE PREHISTORIC PAINTINGS OF ALTAMIRA – SANTANDER – SPAIN. 15th century B.C
RED also means courage. It’s the colour representing the Spanish teams in sports.
FOLLOW THE RED ONE is the slogan of the Spanish National Team in the next South Africa 2010 FIFA World Cup
RED is also the colour that represents Spain in other sports.
REDIS THE COLOUR OF LOS SAN FERMINES, THE MOST INTERNATIONAL SPANISH FIESTA
FIRE HAS A SACRED MEANINGIN THE SPANISHCULTURE. MANY FIESTAS ARE DEVOTEDTO IT.
BLUE represents the sky and the good weather. BLUEalso refers to the sea and the seafaring spirit of Spanish people
STONE, THE TRADITIONAL MATERIAL USED IN MONUMENTS AND BUILDINGS. THE SUN TURNS IT GOLDEN AT SUNSET
THE HOLY WEEK IS THE MOST POPULAR RELIGIOUS TRADITION IN SPAIN Painting by Sorolla 1887
ART PROMOTING PEACE GUERNICA –Symbolizing the war- by Pablo Picasso
Dove of Peace PICASSO
An animal stands out in the Spanish culture THE BULL
Don Quixote and Sancho Panza –Cervantes’ novel protagonists– are probably those who best symbolize the Spanish character, DREAMER AND REALISTIC
ORANGE WAS THE COLOUR TO PUBLICIZE SPAIN 1982 FIFA WORLD CUP
ORANGE BOTH THE COLOUR AND THE FRUIT EVOKES THEIR HOMELAND TO SPANISH PEOPLE
AZAHAR, THE FLOWER OF THE ORANGE TREE, REMINDS THE BEAUTIFUL ARAB WORDS USED IN THE SPANISH LANGUAGE.
GUITARRA BOTIJO ABANICO THREE USEFUL THINGS TO ENJOY THE LONG AND HOT SUMMER IN SPAIN
THE SHELL, SYMBOL OF EL CAMINO DE SANTIAGO, THE MEDIEVAL ROAD CROSSING EUROPA TO ARRIVE IN SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
FLAMENCO IS THE MOST KNOWN SPANISH DANCE