Catalan traditions and customs

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Catalan traditions and customs

  1. 1. True or False? Topics and myths about Catalan traditions
  2. 2. True or False? <ul><li>The typical Catalan dance is Flamenco... </li></ul>
  3. 3. False! <ul><li>Our traditional dance is Sardana! </li></ul>
  4. 4. True or False? <ul><li>Our traditional pa amb tomàquet (bread with tomato) has the tomato cut on it </li></ul>
  5. 5. False! <ul><li>The tomato is just rubbed! </li></ul>
  6. 6. True or False? <ul><li>An old tradition for celebrations is to dress up as a devil and dance under fireworks </li></ul>
  7. 7. True! <ul><li>We call it &quot;correfoc&quot; and it's very popular! </li></ul>
  8. 8. True or False? <ul><li>We've got bullfighting as an optional subject at school. </li></ul>
  9. 9. False! <ul><li>Bullfighting is forbidden in Catalonia, and the last show will be at the end of this year. </li></ul>
  10. 10. True or False? <ul><li>The national day, 11th of September, commemorates a defeat. </li></ul>
  11. 11. True! <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  12. 12. True or False? <ul><li>Our flag has a bloody origin... </li></ul>
  13. 13. True! <ul><li>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 &quot;I want a flag for my people&quot;, so the king put four fingers in the wound of the Earl and marked forever our history in Guifré's golden shield. </li></ul>
  14. 14. True or False? <ul><li>The most popular football team in Catalonia is RCD Espanyol... </li></ul>
  15. 15. False! <ul><li>Of course, it's the Barça! </li></ul>
  16. 16. True or False? <ul><li>Our typical hat is this: </li></ul>
  17. 17. False! <ul><li>It's this, it is called Barretina. </li></ul>
  18. 18. True or False? <ul><li>In Vic we have the best llangonissa (cold sausage) of the world... </li></ul>
  19. 19. True! <ul><li>No comments, just come and taste it! </li></ul>
  20. 20. True or False? <ul><li>In the traditional parties, we drink directly from the bottles. </li></ul>
  21. 21. False! <ul><li>We use a porró, it looks like this... </li></ul>And you drink like this...

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