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The prediction list for Granada in 2012

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By this stage you have probably read the commentators and their predictions for the forthcoming year. You probably didn’t agree with most of them, sure neither did I. Here are some more that you reckon will probably never transpire.

But you never know, one or two just might.

2012 how it will pan out:

January: Due to the continuos rain and a little bit of cold, two weeks pass without a single Granaíno leaving their house. In an act of inspiration, it is decided the chinese new year will be celebrated by all. 新年快樂 

February: By the middle of the month the snow continues to bucket it down. In Granada the roads are closed and a city-wide blackout cuts eletricity on the night of the 14th. (Baby boom is expected by the end of November)

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Corpus Christi Granada 2011

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or otherwise known as “la feria”. June in  Granada means one thing. It is fiesta time.  A week long celebration where local Granadinos really party hard. For all the details on what the Feria de Corpus Christi 2011 is about make sure to check out our article that explains the traditions, as well as giving the key dates, timetable and how to get there and what to do: Corpus Christi 2011

All photos by Granada Insider’s top photographer Sarah Hansen

corpus christi granada

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Día de las Cruces in Granada

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On the 3rd of May Granada will be celebrating the “fiesta de las Cruces” a festival that is emblematic of the city. A date filled with tradition and charm. The fiesta of the cruces stems from the XVII century and takes its current configuration from the early years of the 20th century.

For full information on what it is all about check out the this article: Día de las Cruces, Granada 2011.

Some of our photos from last year:

Dia de las cruces

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Semana Santa in Granada – A preview

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Something definitely unique and special in Andalusia, Semana Santa is a mix of religion, tradition and enjoyment. It’s  an opportunity to experience a different side of Granada, where Catholics, other faithfuls and pagans join in a city-wide celebration. To find out all about Semana Santa 2012 in Granada check here: Semana Santa Granada  or find our full listing of the times, routes and best viewing points here: Semana Santa 2012 Guide

Some photos to look forward to Easter week.

Semana Santa 2011 in Granada

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Spanish days in Andalucia….

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(photo by Manuel Gonzalez de Uzqueta)

The incredibly beautiful Alpujarras. The Alpujarras, south of Granada, Andalucía. All photographs are courtesy of Sarah Hansen, probably the finest photographer in all of Granada

local textiles alpujarras, granada

villages of the alpujarras 2011

overlooking the alpujarras 2011

the beautiful alpujarras summer 2011

You can read Sarah Hansen’s full report on visiting the Alpujarras right here.

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My inner geek, obsessed with Google Analytics

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What is the first thing that most people usually do when they turn on their computers in the morning?

Answers on a postcard.

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