‘La Cantada’ of Calella de Palafrugell The musical genre of havaneres and their singing groups is deeply ingrained in Catalan culture and dates back to the years when local people migrated to Cuba to seek their fortunes or simply to escape the grinding poverty that was endemic in the region in the nineteenth century. The … Read moreLa Cantada – 6 July 2019
Finally, summer is here. Or at least it was at the time of writing, the first day of June. Who knows what might happen later on? The big event all over Catalonia this month is, of course, Sant Joan, or St John’s Day… more accurately, St John’s Eve on 23 June when every town, village … Read moreSummer is here!
Why not follow the time-honoured Catalan tradition of giving your loved one a book or a rose this year on 23 April, wherever you may be in the world? Read on… In Catalonia, La Diada de Sant Jordi (St George’s Day, 23 April) ranks on a par with the National Day of Catalonia (11 September) … Read moreSant Jordi’s Day