<ul><li>Catalonia – Spain </li></ul><ul><li>23rd April </li></ul>
Catalonia is in the North of Spain. It’s got 4 provinces:  Barcelona, Tarragona, Lleida  and Girona.
The official languages are  Catalan and Spanish.  The flag is red and yellow. It has 4 red stripes and 5 yellow stripes. I...
English Catalan Spanish Hello! Hola! Hola! What’s your name? Com et dius? ¿Cómo te llamas? My name is … El meu nom és … Mi...
Saint George’s day is always on the 23rd of April.
<ul><li>Saint George was a knight.  </li></ul><ul><li>The legend says that he  </li></ul><ul><li>killed a dragon, that </l...
<ul><li>St. George's Day has been celebrated since 1436.  </li></ul><ul><li>In Catalonia St. George's day coincides with t...
<ul><li>On this day every man offers a rose to his loved one  </li></ul><ul><li>(wife or fiancée), and in return she gives...
<ul><li>Pupils write poems and stories because we celebrate a </li></ul><ul><li>literary contest. The winners get a rose. ...
<ul><li>People eat “Saint George’s bread”. It is a type of  </li></ul><ul><li>bread made with “sobrassada”, which is a  Ma...
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Saint George's day

  1. 1. <ul><li>Catalonia – Spain </li></ul><ul><li>23rd April </li></ul>
  2. 2. Catalonia is in the North of Spain. It’s got 4 provinces: Barcelona, Tarragona, Lleida and Girona.
  3. 3. The official languages are Catalan and Spanish. The flag is red and yellow. It has 4 red stripes and 5 yellow stripes. It’s called “Senyera”.
  4. 4. English Catalan Spanish Hello! Hola! Hola! What’s your name? Com et dius? ¿Cómo te llamas? My name is … El meu nom és … Mi nombre es … Thank you! Gràcies! ¡Gracias!
  5. 5. Saint George’s day is always on the 23rd of April.
  6. 6. <ul><li>Saint George was a knight. </li></ul><ul><li>The legend says that he </li></ul><ul><li>killed a dragon, that </li></ul><ul><li>lived in a town called </li></ul><ul><li>Montblanc, in order to save </li></ul><ul><li>a princess. </li></ul><ul><li>He became the patron Saint </li></ul><ul><li>of Catalonia. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>St. George's Day has been celebrated since 1436. </li></ul><ul><li>In Catalonia St. George's day coincides with the Fair </li></ul><ul><li>of the Book and the Rose. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>On this day every man offers a rose to his loved one </li></ul><ul><li>(wife or fiancée), and in return she gives him a book. </li></ul><ul><li>The book is in memory of Cervantes. </li></ul><ul><li>This custom </li></ul><ul><li>was started in 1926, </li></ul><ul><li>to commemorate Cervantes </li></ul><ul><li>death (author </li></ul><ul><li>of &quot;Don Quijote&quot;). </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Pupils write poems and stories because we celebrate a </li></ul><ul><li>literary contest. The winners get a rose. </li></ul><ul><li>We also organise a book exchange. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>People eat “Saint George’s bread”. It is a type of </li></ul><ul><li>bread made with “sobrassada”, which is a Mallorcan </li></ul><ul><li>spicy pork sausage that can be spread. The bread </li></ul><ul><li>looks like the Catalan flag. </li></ul>Sobrassada Saint George’s bread

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