divendres, 5 de maig de 2017

Roses, books ... and diplomas!

   On the 23rd April every year, we celebrate Sant Jordi's day. In Catalonia the World Book Day becomes an especially romantic festivity. The people in Catalonia celebrate the day of their patron saint, Sant Jordi, with a curious tradition; since that day, couples exchange gifts: a book for the men and a rose for the women. Book and flower stalls are set up along the streets of Barcelona. They are filled will people walking around stalls, looking for a gift for their beloved, and for their family and friends, too.

 This festival comes from a mixture of traditions; one the one hand, it coincides with the fact that Sant Jordi has been the patron saint of Catalonia since the 15th century; on the other hand, it comes from the famous legend of St George and the dragon and the old medieval tradition of visiting the Chapel of Sant Jordi in the Government Palace, where a rose fair or "lovers" fair used to take place.

   This is why Sant Jordi is also the patron saint of lovers in Catalonia. On this special day, we decided that it was the best moment to reward our three most voted logos at school and give our students a diploma as a prize for their effort and creativity.

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