Art, music and cinema….things to do, places to go…….
CANCELLED OF COURSE DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS BUT A FASCINATING TRADITION TO LOOK FORWARD TO NEXT YEAR
CANCELLED On Good Friday, the people of Cornella del Terri cut down a tall pine and carry it back to the village, where horns are attached to it.
Did you know that the man who was apparently responsible for the unification of Catalonia was called Wilfred the Hairy (El Pelut), Count of Barcelona, but hailing originally from Ria near Prades?
Since 1950, the procession de la Sanch has only been cancelled once before, due to the heavy rains of 1976 – and of course this year 2020, coronavirus oblige. Find out a little about what you’re missing!
Just 14 months after their victory, Aimé Giral died alongside seven other members of the team at the outbreak of WW1.
A tradition that dates back to the Middle Ages, the “goigs dels ous” (or “joie des oeufs” in French) are traditional Easter songs; ancient hymns sung by choirs in traditional Catalan costume, signaling a return…
The Easter Omelette, or ‘Omelette Pascale is more than just a recipe in Catalonia – it’s a whole tradition!
According to legend, Napoleon Bonaparte was travelling across southern France with his army, when he first tasted an omelette prepared for him at an inn near Bessières. He was so impressed that he had a giant omelette made for his troops the very next day. What a nice man!
Here’s our roundup of accessible free entertainment during lockdown in France. You won’t have time to be bored!
Minor Medical Emergencies during Lockdown Broken your glasses? Suffering tooth ache? Sprained your wrist? All of these events are frustrating at best, downright painful at worst… but classed as minor medical emergencies during the coronavirus…