Catalonia Sheyla 0607

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Catalonia Sheyla 0607

  1. 1. CATALONIA <ul><li>Sheyla Navarro </li></ul><ul><li>Andros Sanchez </li></ul><ul><li>Sara Saeed </li></ul>
  2. 2. Where is Catalonia? <ul><li>Catalonia is in Spain. We are in the west of Europe. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Where is Catalonia? <ul><li>Spain is divided into 16 political regions. They are called comunitats autonomas, and Catalonia is one of them. We have some political power. Some people are happy with the power we have, some others would like to have more power and some would even like Catalonia to be an independent country. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Facts about Catalonia: </li></ul><ul><li>We have our own language, Catalan, and </li></ul><ul><li>we also speak Spanish, so we are bilingual. </li></ul><ul><li>The Catalan government </li></ul><ul><li>is called Generalitat. </li></ul><ul><li>This is our flag </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Montilla is our president </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. CATALAN TRADITIONS
  6. 6. Traditions <ul><li>Catalonian festivals and traditions unify Catalan society and help to give it its particular character. </li></ul><ul><li>We are going to talk about some of these traditions. We hope you like them. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Correfoc <ul><li>The correfocs is a festival, in which &quot;devils&quot; play with fire and with people. These devils are not evil; they are full of energy, happy and gay, dancing to the sound of drums and the gralla (a tradicional instrument), while they the fireworks go off. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Sardanes <ul><li>Sardana is considered to be the Catalan national dance. It is danced in circles while the music is playing. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Another tradition takes place during the spring festival of Sant Jordi ( St.George’s Day ). </li></ul><ul><li>There’s a story about a dragon and a princess. On this day, people give each other roses and books as presents. </li></ul>Sant Jordi
  10. 10. THE END <ul><li>These aren’t all of our traditions, but now at least you know about the most important amongst them. </li></ul>

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