Nov. 7th – La Castanyada in WDC

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The Casal Català de Washington DC 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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Family BBQ – Sunday Sep. 13, 2015 (Area #1)

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Come and join a Family BBQ organized by the Casal Catala de Washington DC:

What
: Family Barbecue
Day: Sunday, Sep. 13, 2015
Time: From noon to dusk
Where: Rock Creek Park Zone #1 (see map)

The Casal Català will supply the meat and some appetizers; please, bring your drinks and special dishes.
We will start grilling at noon, while the dinner is ready, you can also participate in a soccer game and/or handicrafts activities for children.

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National Day of Catalonia 2015

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The Casal Català de Washington DC

cordially invites you to
celebrate the National Day of Catalonia
with a lecture on

‘How candidates are chosen in the U.S. primaries and in Europe elections’

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Photos – Family BBQ – Sunday, May 10, 2015

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If you missed our last family BBQ, or you attended and want to see yourself enjoying, here are some pictures of that amazing Sunday.

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Family BBQ – Sunday, May 10, 2015 (Area #1)

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Come and join a Family BBQ organized by the Casal Catala de Washington DC:

What: Family BBQ
Day: Next Sanday, May 10th, 2015
Time: 3 pm [set up tables: 2:30 pm]
Where: Rock Creek Park Zone #1 (see map below)

Screen Shot 2013-09-06 at 12.49.27 PMThe Casal Català will supply the meat and some appetizers; please, bring your drinks and special dishes.

Grilling: Starting at 3 pm
Set up tables: from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Clean up: At 7 pm

While the dinner is ready, you can also participate in a soccer game and/or handicrafts activities for children.

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World Book Day Washington DC (Sant Jordi 2015)

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We’re looking for helpful volunteers!

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PHOTOS – A Catalan Christmas 2014 in WDC

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IMG_1595On Saturday, December 6th, the Casal Català de Washington DC celebrated Christmas with the two most cherished Catalan traditions: Els Pastorets and the Caga Tió.

By magic powers, Lluquet and Rovelló found themselves in a forest near Bethlem on their way to admire Jesus, the new-born. Children and parents enjoyed their adventures and had a beautiful Catalan evening. The Caga Tió was also so generous with everyone after being hit.

We ended up signing some Catalan carols and toasting with cava remembering all the activities that we shared this year 2014 that is about to end.

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