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Catalan traditions and customs

Catalan traditions and customs



presentation by Aina M. in Meeting 3 in Sweden

presentation by Aina M. in Meeting 3 in Sweden



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    Catalan traditions and customs Catalan traditions and customs Presentation Transcript

    • True or False? Topics and myths about Catalan traditions
    • True or False?
      • The typical Catalan dance is Flamenco...
    • False!
      • Our traditional dance is Sardana!
    • True or False?
      • Our traditional pa amb tomàquet (bread with tomato) has the tomato cut on it
    • False!
      • The tomato is just rubbed!
    • True or False?
      • An old tradition for celebrations is to dress up as a devil and dance under fireworks
    • True!
      • We call it "correfoc" and it's very popular!
    • True or False?
      • We've got bullfighting as an optional subject at school.
    • False!
      • Bullfighting is forbidden in Catalonia, and the last show will be at the end of this year.
    • True or False?
      • The national day, 11th of September, commemorates a defeat.
    • True!
      • It was the day in 1974 when Catalonia lost its independence against Spain. We celebrate it to remind us that we can lose but we'll keep on fighting.
    • True or False?
      • Our flag has a bloody origin...
    • True!
      • There's a medieval legend which says that Guifré el Pilós (Wilfred the hairy), Earl of Barcelona, was injured of death after a great battle. But he fought bravely, and the French king asked him what did he want. Guifré said "I want a flag for my people", so the king put four fingers in the wound of the Earl and marked forever our history in Guifré's golden shield.
    • True or False?
      • The most popular football team in Catalonia is RCD Espanyol...
    • False!
      • Of course, it's the Barça!
    • True or False?
      • Our typical hat is this:
    • False!
      • It's this, it is called Barretina.
    • True or False?
      • In Vic we have the best llangonissa (cold sausage) of the world...
    • True!
      • No comments, just come and taste it!
    • True or False?
      • In the traditional parties, we drink directly from the bottles.
    • False!
      • We use a porró, it looks like this...
      And you drink like this...