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Amaguestu09

  1. 1. Amagüestu in Asturias <ul><li>C.P. Lugo de Llanera </li></ul>
  2. 2. What is Amagüestu? <ul><li>From ancient times, after harvesting the chestnuts, apples and corncob, people all over Asturias celebrate an autumn party, called Amagüestu . </li></ul><ul><li>Asturias produces a lot of this healthy food. </li></ul><ul><li>In Spanish, Autumn is Otoño. </li></ul><ul><li>In Asturian language, Seronda. </li></ul>
  3. 3. When do we celebrate it? <ul><li>Always in Autumn (otoño o seronda) </li></ul><ul><li>Usually when its time to remove the leaves in the corncobs </li></ul><ul><li>Frequently when the chestnut sellers are ready to bake the chestnuts and appear in Oviedo streets </li></ul>
  4. 4. Where do we celebrate it? <ul><li>Now, we celebrate it in our schools and festivals in different villages all over Asturias. </li></ul><ul><li>But, in ancient times, it was celebrated in all the small villages when summer was over and the harvest was on </li></ul><ul><li>Its origin could be Celtic. </li></ul>
  5. 5. How do we prepare it? <ul><li>In our classes: English language, Arts and crafts, Religion and Asturian language we prepare la montera picona, (a tradicional hat from ancient times) and a pin with some typical object of our culture. </li></ul><ul><li>We prepared several displays, as well. </li></ul><ul><li>We made a chigre . This was a shop-bar, where people got all the goods and meet friends to chat and drink cider or other drinks together. </li></ul><ul><li>And, finally, we celebrated the party with workshops, baked chestnuts and sweet cider. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Ancient jobs workshop <ul><li>Madreñero </li></ul><ul><li>(wooden clogs) </li></ul>Basket maker
  7. 7. Ancient games
  8. 9. El chigre, the shop-bar …
  9. 10. … where we got the baked chestnuts
  10. 11. An exposition of model buildings
  11. 12. Different displays
  12. 13. More displays
  13. 14. And, finally time to eat the baked chestnuts and drink the sweet cider with friends.
  14. 15. Next November … more Amagüestu

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