dissabte, 29 de desembre de 2007

Caganer. A new character.

In Catalonia, as well as in other southern Europe countries the traditional Christmas decoration is a Nativity Scene but trying to show the entire town of Bethlehem rather than just the typical Nativity cave, showing not only Maria, Joseph and Christ but also shepards, the three wise men, farmers, black smith…The Catalan people have added an extra character known as the Caganer is often tucked away in some corner of the model, typically nowhere near the manger scene, where he is not easily noticed, there’s a clear reason, Caganer can be translated as Pooper, and that is exactly what this little statue is doing — defecating. The Caganer represents the equality of all people: regardless of status, race, gender everyone defecates. Caganers are easy to find before Christmas in markets. Traditionaly it was wearing a traditional shepard dress with tha Barretina hat but nowadays there Caganers that represent many famous people, from politicians, fotball players, singer, actors or kings and Popes. Children always try to find where the cagaber is in every “Presepio” they found. Here you can see a traditional one, on representing a painter Salvador Dalí and one from the Pope.

dimarts, 11 de desembre de 2007

What does people usually do on new year's eve.

,On the last day of the year, people gather up in groups and go out for a dinner to celebrate the new year's eve. I didn't do anything special.


dijous, 6 de desembre de 2007

6th of December

Every year, on that day we celebrate Santa Claus' name day. The tradition is that people give each other small gifts. Parents put them under the pillow or into kid's shoes. Do you have similar tradition?

dissabte, 1 de desembre de 2007

Hi, to everybody

We are going to start a new blog. It will be an e-guide, both from Bialystok and Barcelona.
We hope we can work together for a long time.

Mostra un mapa més gran
It's just 2600 k.
Today Sunday Descember 1st it's a bit cold in Barcelona, our max was 17 and min 5C, but I supose it's quiter colder in Bialystok