Celebrate 2018 National Day of Catalonia with Casal Catala WDC

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Last Call RSVP – 2018 National Day of Catalonia with Casal Catala

Celebration of National Day of Catalonia is still on as weather forecast only anticipates 40% showers on Sunday. We will monitor the forecast and send another message if conditions change.

Please register if you plan to attend. We need an accurate count of participants. Thank you!



Casal Català de Washington DC cordially invites you to celebrate the National Day of Catalonia in good company with good food.

Our traditional family barbecue will be joined by a special guest, Michael Mason, Director of Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage who will share his perspectives on Catalonia seen from America, after organizing a genuine and heartfelt showcase of Catalonia’s culture at the at the 2018 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.


What: Family BBQ with Special Guest

Where: Holly Picnic Area, Greenbelt Park

Day: Sunday, Sept 16th, 2018

Time: From 1:00 pm to dusk


1 pm: Gathering of volunteers to set up and cook

2:30 pm: Lunch

3:30 pm: Presentation and open discussion with Michael Mason

4:15 pm: Family picture and continuation of “sobretaula”

6:00 pm: Clean-up

The Casal Català will supply the meat, drinks and some appetizers; please, bring special dishes or deserts.

We will start the set up at noon, volunteers are welcomed. Please send us an email at casalcatalawdc@gmail.com with your contact information and we will add you to our volunteer distribution list.


Meal Fees:

  • $15 single adults
  • $30 couples and family with children (under 15)

1. RSVP you seat

2 . Pay your meal

DIRECTIONS to GREENBELT PARK:Visit Greenbelt Park WebsiteAddress:  6565 Greenbelt Road Greenbelt, Maryland 20770.
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):  38.98389, -76.89333, 38°59’2″N, 76°53’36″W

DIRECTIONS to HOLLY PICNIC AREA: The Holly Picnic Area is located near the entrance of the park. When entering the park, proceed to the stop sign. Make a left turn and the Holly picnic area is on your right hand side

Other events celebrating la Diada Nacional de Catalunya: https://www.facebook.com/events/505819186559633/






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Juny 30 de 6 pm a 7 pm Trobada de Catalans al Folklife Festival


folk festival


Com molts de vosaltres ja sabeu, el festival de Folklife d’aquest any a l’Smithsonian està dedicat a Catalunya i a Armenia.

Si vols conèixer personalment els catalans que fan el festival possible i que mostren al món la nostra culturaapunta’t a la trobada de catalans el dissabte 30 de juny de 6 pm  a 7 pm a la “Participant Hospitality Tent” situada al Mall per la zona del festival. Sera una bona oportunitat de compartir impressions i refrescar-se amb una cerveseta, gràcies a la sponsorització de Estrella Damm.

També s animem a participar-hi i a convidar a tothom qui penseu puguin disfrutar de les nostres tradicions: castellers, gegants i nans, correfoc,…. entre altres activitats culturals i artístiques catalanes.

Adreces d’interes:

1. Programa: June 27th-July 1st and July 4th-7th.
2. El mercat d’artesans
3. Fes-te’n voluntari

Ens hi veiem!!

Sant Jordi 2018 @ Kensington International Day of the Book Festival

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Casal Catala of Washington DC joins again the Kensington International Day of the Book Festival in celebrating the Catalan origins of the Day of the Book, Sant Jordi.

Join Casal Catala WDC on April 22ndArmory Avenue and Howard Avenue, Kensington Antique Row, Kensington Md 20895


Information about the Festival here.

Activities from Casal Catala WDC:

  • 11 am to 4:00 pmBooks and Roses giveaways and children arts and crafts
  • 1:10 pm to 1:25 pm –  The Legend of Sant Jordi – theater play
  • 3:15 pm to 4:00 pm –  Taller de Sardanes – Join this workshop to learn how to dance Sardana, the traditional Catalan dance.

We are looking for volunteers to man the Casal Catala tent at the festival to support in the children arts and craft activities and the Books and Roses giveaway.


With the support and collaboration of:

logo spain        santillana black        pauli


Casal Catala also recommends the following events in Washington that celebrate Sant Jordi and the Catalan culture:

Taller de Sardanes

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Casal Catala  WDC invites you to a two day Sardanes Workshop to prepare for the celebration of Sant Jordi at the International Day of the Book Festival in Kensington on April 22nd. 

Sardanes Workshop

Day 1: Saturday April 7th from 3:30 pm to 5 pm at Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, 20015

Day 2: Saturday April 14th from 3:30 pm to 5 pm at Takoma Park Neighborhood Library, 416 Cedar St NW, Washington DC, 20012

Ballada de Sardanes

Sunday April 22nd at the International Day of the Book Festival in Kensington, MD.

Schedule and detailed information coming soon



2017 Catalan Christmas in Washington DC

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Once again the Catalan traditions of Els Pastorets and Caga Tio return to Washington on December 9th, 2017

Casal Catala Washington DC is pleased to invite you to the 5th edition of the cherished Catalan traditions of Els Pastorets and el Caga Tió



Els Pastorets will entertain you with the adventures of Lluquet and Rovelló, two shepherds from a Catalan masia that by magic powers find themselves in a forest near Bethlem on their way to admire Jesus, the new-born. In their journey they will meet iconic characters from our cherished Nativity scene, and get involved with the powers of good and bad.



Afterwards the children will have the chance to get presents from the Caga Tió, the log that gives presents or excretes them, while being hit with a stick. We will round up our get together with a Christmas toast with cava.



  • When
    • Saturday, December 9th from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm  (ElPastorest 2s Pastorets will start  at 4 pm sharp)

Nov. 4th – La Castanyada a Washington DC

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The Casal Català WDC cordially invites you to celebrate La Castanyada


The Castanyada (Catalan pronunciation: [kəstəˈɲaðə]) is a popular Catalan festival, celebrated on All Saints’ Day. Like Halloween, its origins are in an ancient ritual festival of the dead. It consists of a meal of chestnuts, panellets, sweet potato and preserved fruits, typically with moscatell to drink.


Around the time of this celebration, it is common for street vendors to sell hot toasted chestnuts wrapped in newspaper. In many places, confectioners often organize raffles of chestnuts and preserved fruit.

The festival is usually depicted with the figure of a Castanyera, an old lady, dressed in peasant’s clothing and wearing a headscarf, sat behind a table, roasting chestnuts for street sale.

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RSVP Now – 2017 Diada Nacional de Catalunya WDC

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2017 National Day of Catalonia

in Washington DC

The Casal Català de Washington DC cordially invites you to celebrate the National Day of Catalonia with two events:

  • September 9th @ 6pm: Joan Dausa in Concert

  • September 17th @ 1:30pm: Family Bbq in Rook Creek Park

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