Sant Jordi a Georgetown

pòster SJ 2013

Tuesday, April 23rd
(All activities are FREE, dinner included)
RSVP by Sunday April 21st here

12pm -1pm
Roses in Red Square
2pm – 4pm (ICC 450)
Trobada literària – literary gathering, bring your favourite texts (RSVP for participants)
4.30 pm (ICC 450)
Catalan Cinema Festival: Enxaneta (a film by Paulí Subirà)
6.30 pm (ICC 450)
What Catalans want: A view from new generations
    Laia Balcells, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Duke University
    Astrid Bierge, Free lance journalist and writer
    Mod.: Clara Ponsati, Prince of Asturias Chair, SFS, Georgetown University
8:30 pm (ICC 462)
Catalan dinner (traditional Catalan food)
All day long
Book exchange in the hall of the Spanish and Portuguese Department. Bring a good book to give. Take a new one with you.

Sant Jordi 2012

Un any més, a la Universitat de Georgetown celebrem la Diada de Sant Jordi. Us hi esperem!

12 – 1 pm
Roses a Red Square

5 pm (ICC 450)
XI Mostra de Cinema Català: Bicicleta, Cullera, Poma (de Carles Bosch)

6:45 pm (ICC 450)
How does international media present American politics?
Round table on the US presidential election with Catalan media journalists.
Gustau Alegret, Rac1
Antoni Bassas, Televisió de Catalunya
Marc Bassets, La Vanguardia
Xavier Vilà, Catalunya Ràdio
Mod.: Dr. Josep M. Colomer, Prince of Asturias Chair, Georgetown University

8:30 pm (ICC 465)
Sopar català (pa amb tomàquet, formatge, embotits… i vi de la terra)


Totes les activitats són GRATUÏTES (sopar inclòs)
Si us play, confirmeu la rostra assistència abans de divendres 20 d’abril [] o [grup de Facebook]

“Kràmpack” de Cesk Gay – 14 d’abril

Inaugurem la Mostra de Cinema Català d’enguany amb la pel·lícula Kràmpack (2000), del director Cesc Gay —A a ciutat (2003), V.O.S. (2009)—.

On i quan?
Dimecres 14 d’abril
6pm ICC-450 (hi haurà pizza i refrescos, l’entrada és gratuïta)

Sinopsis: En Nico i en Dani, dos adolescents de 17 anys, passen unes vacances d’estiu a la costa catalana. Unes setmanes d’aventures, festa, diversió… i molts descobriments.

Tràiler en anglès:

Castanyada a DC

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 organise raffles of chestnuts and preserved fruit.

It seems that the tradition of eating these foods comes from the fact that during All Saints’ night, the night before All Souls’ Day in the Christian tradition, bell ringers would ring bells in commemoration of the dead into the early morning. Friends and relatives would help with this task, and everyone would eat these foods for sustenance.

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.

Come and celebrate the Castanyada with the Casal Català de Washington DC and Fundació Paulí Bellet.

Day: Nov. 5th 2011(Saturday)
Time: From 3pm to 7pm
Where: 4601 North Park Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD (see map here) What:
-From 3pm to 5pm: crafts, drawings, make up kids, and to prepare panellets -5pm: a storyteller will explain the Castanyera story to the children -5.30pm: candy games
-From 5.30pm to 6.30pm: time to eat castanyes, panellets and more -7pm: end

Metro: Friendship Heights (10 minutes walking distance)