Spanish weddings do not include bridesmaids or groomsmen.The couple stands together at the altar with no one else in attendance. Also, the groom's mother accompanies him down the aisle.But I did spend some time walking around the streets of Salamanca, Sevilla, and Barcelona, and much of that time involved discussions about culture and evolution with several Spanish psychologists, so I learned something about the differences (and the similarities) between Spanish and American societies.
However, the mantilla is making a comeback in modern times as part of a young bride's wedding attire: brides who want a traditional wedding are opting to wear the traditional lace mantilla instead of a (unity coins), which represent his commitment to support her.
As I understand it, Spaniards take a two-hour lunch that may begin at 2 or 3 in the afternoon, or later. There is another aspect of Spanish culture that feels very natural, but that is rather un-American.
That lunch may well be accompanied by a glass of , and that may be followed by a short nap. Spaniards are shockingly hospitable, even to strangers.
The name España is of uncertain origin; from it derived the Hispania of the roman Empire.
Important regions within the modern nation are the Basque Country (País Vasco), the Catalan-Valencian-Balearic area, and Galicia—each of which has its own language and a strong regional identity.
Saturday our Spanish friends took us all over the Barrio (the fiesta neighborhood), stringing out tapas and wine over two hours, dancing in the street to a public concert, finding free drinks at a small rock bar, spending another two hours over a drink at a cafe and then wandering between three different clubs.