Thursday, 23 April 2009

HAPPY SAINT GEORGE'S DAY

Today is a very important day in Catalonia. We celebrate our Saint Patron's Day and the World Book Day in a very beautiful way. In Catalonia a rose is traditionally given as a gift for each book sold. You can see all the streets full of books and red roses.
World Book Day was designated (1996) by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and was marked in over 30 countries around the globe last year. The origins of the day come from Catalonia, where roses and books were given as gifts to loved ones on St. George’s Day – a tradition started some 80 years ago.
HISTORY
23 April: a symbolic date for world literature for on this date and in the same year of 1616, Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died.

26 comments:

La Diada said...

Nice post and hapy St Jordi's day to everyone! Don't forget your books and roses, too!

Anonymous said...

Visca Sant Jordi

Vreni said...

Hola Elías, hoy he tenido un poco más de tiempo para checar el blog y entré a tu espacio está muy interesante, sí que trabajan, muchas felicidades. Vreni

RAQUEL said...

I LIKE THIS DAY .
I LIIKE ROSES AND BOOKS !
BIE BIE

Raquel said...

Hello, I like Sant Jordi

Anna said...

I like Sant Jordi too.

Claudi said...

M'agradaria tenir tots aquests llibres per aprendre molt anglès.

Raquel said...

Sant jordi is traditionally of Catalonia. Bye

Ronald said...

I like this day is more beautiful than san patricios day

Ronald said...

OS RECMANO MOLTS LLIBRES DE RISA COM EL DE
CRACKOVIA

tomas said...

hiiiiiiiiiii

Caterin said...

hola elias que libro me recomendarias en ingles

tomas said...

hola elias que libro me recomendarias en ingles?

tomas said...

hoy e tenido tiempo de poder poner me en la web de la escuela i hare muchos comentarios

tomas said...

us recomano els llibres de geronimo stilton perque son molt divertits

tomas said...

tambe us recomano mortadelo i filemon

tomas said...

us tornare a escriure dema :)

tomas said...

bye bye =^.^=

paula said...

HI, I LIKE BOOKS,
I LIKE ROSES,
AND I LOVE SANT JORDI!!!!!!!!!!!!
BYBYBYBYBYBYBYBYBYBYBYBYBYBYBYBYBYBY
I LIKE SANT JORDI????????????

Raquel said...

YES,PAULA. I LIKE SANT JORDI

Isabella said...

m'agradaria tindre tots aquells llibres

Raquel said...

a mi també m'agradaria isabella !!!

Raquel said...

per això mateix intentaré comprar-mels !!!

Raquel said...

bye everybody !!!!

Ronald said...

IS BERY BEAUTIFUL THIS DAT BECAUSE IS MORE INTERSESTING,...

Ronald said...

Hi every body how are you? I'm fine