cordially invites you to
celebrate the National Day of Catalonia
with a lecture on
Catalan Literature: 800 years and Counting
Catalan novelist, translator, and non-fiction writer
Thursday, Sept. 8th, 2016
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2121 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008
- 6.00 pm Lecture: ‘Catalan Literature: 800 years and Counting’
The Lecture will be followed by Q&A
- Catalan National Anthem
- 7.30 pm Reception
Cosmos Club Dress Code: jackets and collared shirts are required for gentlemen; similar attire for ladies (no jeans, shorts, flip flops or tennis shoes).
About the National Day of Catalonia: September 11th was selected for The Catalan National Day as it commemorates the 1714 Siege of Barcelona during the War of the Spanish Succession. Institutions and rights of the territories of the Crown of Aragon were abolished by the victorious Bourbon monarchy as punishment for their support to the claim of Habsburg Archduke Charles to the throne of Spain. In 1980, the restored Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia), as its first public act, proclaimed September 11th as La Diada, the Catalan National holiday. Dress Code Policy: jackets and collared shirts are required for gentlemen (no ties from Memorial Day until Labor Day); similar attire for ladies (no jeans, shorts, flip flops or tennis shoes).
With the support of: