Feliç Diada de Catalunya!
The National Day of Catalonia (Catalan: Diada Nacional de Catalunya) is a day-long festival in Catalonia. It commemorates the defeat of the Catalan troops fighting during the War of the Spanish Succession. The Catalan troops that fought in support of the Habsburg dynasty’s claim to the Spanish throne were defeated at the Siege of Barcelona by the army of the Bourbon king Philip V of Spain on 11 September 1714 after 14 months of siege. The holiday was first celebrated in 11 September 1886, was suppressed by the Franco dictatorship in 1939 and reinstated in 1980 by the government of Catalonia, the Generalitat de Catalunya, upon its restoration after the Franco dictatorship. [x]
Over 1.6 million people rallied the streets today creating a 250-mile human chain to show their desire for Catalunya’s Independence [x]
CONCURS DE CASTELLS - PHOTOGRAPHER DAVID OLIETE
(Concurs de Castells | Tarraco Arena Plaça, Tarragona)
David Oliete (flickr) - Born in Tarragona, lived in Cardiff and Barcelona. Currently based in his hometown but available for assignments anywhere. Loves travelling, journalism, the mountains, his grandfather’s fishing rods and chocolate donuts.
1650 doctors from all over Spain including Galicia and Catalonia, announced that they REFUSE to comply with the provisions of the Spanish Health Ministry, ordering them NOT to provide medical care to immigrants. They insisted that their medical oaths and moral obligations exceeds all governmental order.
watch this .. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBHYr-wbCck
Kid at Heart
Xavi Hernandez will donate his 25,000 Euros prize money he got from winning the Prince of Asturias for Sport. The award which he received in Oviedo alongside with his friend Iker Casillas, will be allocated to one of Obra Social La Caixa’s programs in combating child poverty. The funds will be channeled through Can Palet, a hometown children organization which Xavi supports, in building more schools in Terrasa.
Since January 2012, Xavi was named as an Ambassador for La Caixa’s Social Work programs.