Traditional Dance in Spain


Spain – In Spain there is a great diversity of traditional dances. Although many of them have a common origin, steps and similar habits, in each autonomous community, city or town, there is usually a special and different kind of dance.

Sones in Extremadura, Sevillanas in Andalusia, Jotas Aragonesas, Pericotes in Cantabria, Seguidillas in the two Castillas, Sardana in Catalonia, Chotis in Madrid, Zortzicos in Navarra, Moixigangas in the Valencian Community, Muñeira in Galicia, Los Copeos in The Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, the Dance of the Palos in La Rioja, the Aurresku in the Basque Country, the Corri-Corri Asturian or the Parrandas of Murcia, are just some examples of the wealth of our country. But there are many more, so many that it would be impossible to list them.

There are other dances, which after traveling to the other side of the pond, returned fused with other cultures, known as “back and forth dances”. Examples of this are Tango, Cumbia or Merengue. For all this Correos issues a Premium Pliego that highlights the greatness of the traditions in Spain, in this case dance and the typical dances.

It is a Pliego that presents the punching of a guitar, which when opened, reproduces a melody typical of Spanish music (format similar to a musical card).

In addition, it is decorated with an illustration of legs, adorned with socks and espadrilles, usual accessories in this type of activity, performing a dance step. Also includes the image of some castanets and a group of women dancing in a typical costume. The stamp is dedicated to Crotacology, the art of playing the castanets. In it, we can appreciate this instrument of percussion so used in dances and typical dances.

The background of the stamp has the colors of the Spanish flag, red and yellow.

Issue Date: 16.04.2017
Process: Offset
Size: 35 x 24.5 mm
Values: Tarifa A