Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Corpus Christi with Flower Carpets in Sitges (Barcelona, Catalonia)

This week a little wonder occurs among the two Swedes Mona and Göran in Garraf. For a change, they agree on where to spend the coming weekend, June 1-2. But the fact that they both want to celebrate Corpus Christi in Sitges does not mean you are looking for the same experience. Mona is above all interested in the beautiful flower carpets which cover the streets of the town city and the big, annual carnation exhibition. Göran, for his part, is more fascinated by the giant parade and the dancing egg (l’ou com balla).

When Mona promotes Corpus in Sitges with the argument that the festivity is important for the whole of Spain, and then begins to praise the Spanish government's recently unveiled school reform, Göran protests and reminds her of all the objections the Catalanists and the Spanish socialists have against it. Mona gets upset and calls for help from higher powers, namely Spanish ex- Prime Minister José María Aznar.

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Event recommendations mentioned in the film:
Corpus de Sitges
Cava & Wine Fair Temps de Vi in Vilanova i la Geltrú
Human towers (castells) in El Vendrell
Festival Festa del barris a Sant Sadurní d'Anoia
Concert by Macaco in Barcelona

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Articles used as inspiration for political arguments:
El PP apoya la Lomce para enseñar a las futuras generaciones a querer y defender su país

El PP acusa a socialistas y nacionalistas de anteponer 'adoctrinamiento' a 'calidad'
'Contra la llei Wert, fermesa, unitat i impassibilitat'

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