May: A month of First Communions in Spain

Right after Easter many families in Spain celebrate la Primera Comunión (First Communion) of their children. During the Sundays of the month of May it is easy to see around the churches of cities and small towns groups of children elegantemente vestidos (very elegantly dressed). Most girls llevan vestidos de comunión (wear communion gowns) that echo los trajes de novia (wedding gowns). Many boys llevan traje de marinero (wear sailor suits) - the reason why is widely unknown. Some children van vestidos de particular (wear "non formal" clothes): The girls wear vestidos (dresses) and the boys traje de chaqueta (suit) or pantalón y camisa (pants and shirt). Continue reading