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Presentation spain(celebrations)

  1. 1. OURCELEBRATIONS Spain
  2. 2. Camino de Santiago
  3. 3.  Duringmore than a thousand years, the Way of St. James has led pilgrims as far as the sanctuary of one of Christendom’s apostles: St. James the Greater.
  4. 4. In the way to Santiago we can findthis symbol.
  5. 5. This is St. James Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela.
  6. 6.  The way to Santiago means the journey to Salvation.
  7. 7.  And, at the same time, they are immersed in the profoundly human experience of the discovery.
  8. 8.  Thereare several ways to reach to Santiago.
  9. 9. The pilgrimage to Compostela became the most profoundly experience religious for all Christendom.
  10. 10. THE CARNIVAL
  11. 11. PASSACAGLIA, PARADE AND PARTIES ARECELEBRATED IN ALMOST ALL THE TOWNS AND CITIES OF THE COUNTRY. PEOPLE GO OUT WITH FANCY DRESSES AT NIGHT TILL EARLY MORNING.
  12. 12. THE MOST WELL-KNOWN ARE THE CARNIVAL FROM TENERIFE FOR ITS DRESSES AND THEELECTION EACH YEAR OF THE CARNIVAL’S QUEEN
  13. 13. AND THE CARNIVAL FROM CADIZ DUE TO ITS “CHIRIGOTAS” THAT ARE SATIRICAL SONGSRELATED TO PRESENT POLITICAL, RELIGION OR SOCIAL SUBJECTS.
  14. 14. CARNIVAL STARTS EVERY YEAR WITH THE “FATTY THURSDAY”
  15. 15. THE SARDINE’S BURIAL MEANS THE END OF THE CARNIVAL AND THE BEGINNING OF THE LENT
  16. 16. FALLAS
  17. 17.  Itis a tribute to St. Joseph. In a display of art, though also of irony and humour, they are exhibited in the streets.
  18. 18.  On the last day, at midnight, they are set on fire and burn in immense, spectacularly beautiful pyres.
  19. 19.  Streets are alive with fireworks displays, music bands, artistic lighting, street performances, parades...
  20. 20. LA MAGDALENA
  21. 21.  The “Fiestas de la Magdalena” (Magdalenas Holidays) are the official annual festival of the city of Castellón.
  22. 22. Itstarts with the “Calvalcada del pregó”
  23. 23. Everybody goes then to the Romería, a pilgrimage to the settlement where the old city was founded.
  24. 24.  In the afternoon, the parade of the “gaiates” takes place.
  25. 25.  The citizens of Castellón make an incredible tapestry of flowers in honor of “la mare de Déu del Lledó” (Gods Mother of Lledó).
  26. 26. HOLY WEEK
  27. 27.  Its one of the most traditional religious events in Spain.
  28. 28.  Its celebrated all over the country but each city has its own peculiarities.
  29. 29.  We must insist on the greatness of the sculptures of Christ Passion and Virgins, which are authentic art objects.
  30. 30. THE FESTIVITY OF SANTA FAZ
  31. 31.  The pilgrimage to the Monastery of Santa Faz in Alicante is more than five centuries old.
  32. 32.  Itis a great festival where the pilgrims cover the around 8 km that separates St. Nicholas of Baris Co-Cathedral – its departure point – and the Monastery of Santa Faz.
  33. 33.  In order to worship the cloth where, it is believed, Christs face (Faz) was impressed.
  34. 34.  Itis celebrated always on the second Thursday after Holy Week. Pilgrims traditionally wear a black blouse, a white and blue neck-scarf and use a cane crowned with a small bunch of rosemary.
  35. 35.  Inthe immediacy of the Monastery, many stalls are put up, where pilgrims and visitors can buy traditional craft-work.
  36. 36.  Besides, it is also usual for pilgrims to take their lunch in the nearby fields.
  37. 37. FERIA DE ABRIL
  38. 38.  TheSeville Spring Fair, La Feria de abril de Sevilla, is held in the Andalusian capital of Seville, Spain.
  39. 39. For the duration of the fair, the fairgrounds and avast area on the far bank of the Guadalquivir Riverare totally covered in rows of casetas (Booths)
  40. 40.  Youcan find crowds partying and dancing "Sevillanas", drinking Jerez sherry, or manzanilla wine, and eating tapas.
  41. 41. San Jordi´s Day
  42. 42.  Itis a popular feast related to the books and roses. Everyone gives someone else a present.- a book and a rose.
  43. 43.  All people goes out to the streets to walk and buy books and roses for their friends and partners as a sign of love.
  44. 44. This day is the international day of the book. Itbegan in 1923 to commemorate the nearlysimultaneous deaths of Miguel de Cervantesand William Shakespeare on the 23rd of April of1616.
  45. 45. ELS CASTELLS
  46. 46. These are Castells (catalan for castles), atradition of making human towers duringthe religious festivities all around Cataloniaand Balear Isles also.
  47. 47. The "enxaneta" (the last one) raising hishand, fingers apart, said to symbolize thestripes of the Catalan flag.
  48. 48. The motto of Castellers is "Força, equilibri,valor i seny" (Strength, balance, courageand reason).
  49. 49. On November 16, 2010, castells weredeclared by UNESCO to be amongst theMasterpieces of the Oral and IntangibleHeritage of Humanity.
  50. 50. Types of castells, according to the number of people in each floor. La torre o dos. El pilar. El tres. El cuatro. (The tower or two). (The Column). (The three). (The four).
  51. 51. LA FIESTA DE SAN ISIDRO
  52. 52. “Las Fiestas de San Isidro” is a festival held in the city of Madrid.
  53. 53. People go on pilgrimage to the hermitage ofSan Isidro and end up having lunch in the“Pradera de San Isidro” (San Isidros Meadow):Spanish omelets, different kind of pies, wine(usually in wineskin), “cocido madrileño” (Stewfrom Madrid)...
  54. 54. The meadow is also plenty of small stands and funfairs. It is also very traditional to dance a “Chotis” dressed as a “chulapo” or “chulapa”.
  55. 55. FOGUERES DE SANT JOAN
  56. 56.  Arethe official holidays of Alicante (Spain).
  57. 57.  A “Foguera” is an artistic monument made of wood, cardboard, cork and paint with a deep satyric charge, that can measure up to twenty meters.
  58. 58. Each committee works in their “Foguera”during the whole year.
  59. 59. They are burned the night of the 24thof June after an impressive fireworklaunch visible from almost every cornerin the city.
  60. 60. Every day at 2 p.m., the traditional “mascletà” is fired (firecracker and fireworks barrages)
  61. 61. LOS “SANFERMINES”
  62. 62.  Thefestival of San Fermín in the city of Pamplona. The opening of the fiesta is marked by setting off the pyrotechnic chupinazo.
  63. 63. The most famous event is the encierro, orthe running of the bulls (Its events werecentral to the plot of The Sun Also Rises,by Ernest Hemingway)
  64. 64. Over 1,000,000 people come to watch thisfestival.
  65. 65. MYSTERY PLAY OF ELCHE
  66. 66. The mystery play of Elche is a sacred musicaldrama of the death, assumption and crowning ofthe Virgin.
  67. 67. Its text is written in Valencian language and itsmusic includes melodies derived from theGregorian repertoire.
  68. 68. The event (the Mystery Play) was declared in2001 the UNESCO included it on its list ofMasterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritageof Humanity.
  69. 69. “COLUMBUS DAY”
  70. 70. THE ARE TWO FESTIVITIES RELATED WITHOUR HISTORY THAT ARE CELEBRATEDEVERY YEAR IN MADRID.
  71. 71. ON OCTOBER THE 12TH “COLUMBUS DAY”WHERE THERE ARE MILITAR EXHIBITIONSAND A MARCH – PAST IN THE PRESENCE OFTHE PRESIDENT AND THE ROYAL FAMILY…
  72. 72. THE CONSTITUTION DAY
  73. 73. ON DECEMBER THE 6TH “THECONSTITUTION DAY”. AFTER MORE THAN30 YEARS OF A DICTATORSHIP, IN 1978THE PARLAMIENT APPROVE IT.
  74. 74. SO THAT, DURING THIS DAY PEOPLE AREALLOWED TO ENTER AND VISIT THEDEPUTIES CONGRESS
  75. 75. LA FIESTA DE MOROS Y CRISTIANOS
  76. 76. “La fiesta de Moros y Cristianos” is a tribute tothe coexistence of cultures, and the battlesthat alternated power between Muslims andChristians.
  77. 77. It takes place in different Spanish cities andtowns, but especially in the province of Alicante.During the feast days, each of the sides (theMoors and the Christians) seizes the city oneday symbolically. This is called either theChristian Entry or the Moor Entry.
  78. 78. The last day the Christians take the castle of thetown or a reproduction of one.
  79. 79. CABALGATA DE LOS REYES MAGOS
  80. 80. The one in Alcoy is considered to be the oldest ofthe world. This day the three kings walk along thestreets of Alcoy riding camels with a company ofmore than a thousand of people.
  81. 81. The pages go up to the childrens houses withlong ladders and give them their presents forChristmas.
  82. 82. During the last part of the party takes places theadoration of the Three Wise Men to the new bornJesus.
  83. 83. All people eat the typical sweet of this day.- A sortof circular cake inside of which there are two littlefigures hidden.
  84. 84. Thank you.

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