4/23/2011

Today is St. Jordi!

One year ago I went to Barcelona and I lived St.Jordi celebrations there.
I just repeat this post because today is St. Jordi - the 23rd of April.

"I live on Mallorca (Majorca) island, situated in Mediterranean sea, in approx. 400km from Barcelona by the sea. I needed to go to Russian consulate in Barcelona and I decided to spend one day more there because I was curious to know how is celebrating Saint Jordi (St. George) there on the 23rd of April. St.Jordi is a patron saint of Catalonia. The legend says: Saint George killed the Dragon. Dragon's blood penetrated the earth and in this place red-red roses grew up.

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So the Catalonian tradition is: men gives away a red rose to women and women gives away a book to men.

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I was accompanied by roses smell and a lot of books during all the day!
I love Barcelona! It's a cosmopolite city, with great creativity. Ancient history and new ideas always flow there, you feel it in every moment. I love just walk in the down town, or Raval neighbourhood and go to the port. If you go to Barcelona you'll find plenty of expos and places where to go, and where to eat.

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This time I went to Textile and Ceramic museum - I love ceramic and in this museum I discovered Maria Bofill ceramic artist - her porcelain clouds are wonderful!
Also I visited Outumuro fashion photograth exposition. His work is amazing!
I was looking his photos and I was asking myself: What do they have this pieces of white paper with black lines and silhouettes? Why they turn me crazy?

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I was very happy with my discoveris, but I had en empty stomack, I needed to eat.

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If you want to taste an authentic Catalan food I recommend to you restaurants Origens. If you are vegetarian, go to Self Naturista restaurant, is a great place situated just in 2 minutes walking from Plaça Catalunya - the heart of the city. They have a great variety and quality of food by low prices.

In the afternoon I returned to Mallorca accompanied by an amazing sunset. Bye bye, Adéu, Barcelona! And Hola, Mallorca! :)

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Happy St. Jordi to all Jordis and Georges! :)

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful post! I love those photos and the red rose tradition! Plus, we celebrate St. George on the same day here too :) xx

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