Spanish in Spain

Folk Culture

A painting

Each region in Spain has its own traditional clothing that has been passed down from generation to generation. These outfits are sometimes worn by performers at feastdays and festivals common to the area.

Given the extreme heat of the summer, for many generations the fan has occupied a place of importance among the objects of daily life. It is not uncommon to find museum displays of antique and traditional fans. Given that the fan is still a large part of daily life, many artists and artisans specialize in individually designed and painted fans to be sold for gifts. Often, fans are inscribed with the name of a local business or merchant and given away as a form of advertising at festivals and feastdays.