Γειά Σας... Goodbye... Hola... Salut... Au Revoir... Pa!
Thursday, June 19, 2008
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Graffiti and graffito are from the Italian word graffiato ("scratched"). "Graffiti" is applied in art history to works of art produced by scratching a design into a surface.
Graffiti in Barcelona by Miss Van from Toulouse
A related term is "graffito," which involves scratching through one layer of pigment to reveal another beneath it. This technique was primarily used by potters who would glaze their wares and then scratch a design into it. In ancient times, graffiti was carved on walls with a sharp object, although sometimes chalk or coal were used. The Greek infinitive γράφειν - graphein - meaning "to write," is from the same root.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
From CENTRE d' ESTUDIS JOAN MARAGALL in Badalona / Catalunya - Spain:
A girl in green with the catalan flag in her right hand and the left hand raised up. On the bottom side two phrases: 20: ANIVERSARI and PREMI LOLA ANGLADA,
two wonderful books:
From LYCEE PROFESSIONNEL JEAN PERRIN in Longjumeau / France:
A book titled LONGJUMEAU DE NOS AIEUX with a dedication by Mr. Jean - François ROBERT, Proviseur (director) of the school:
Un souvenir, une rencontre, un plaisir,
une amitié durable au delà des frontières,
symbole de nos deux etablisements.
From LIVIU REBREANU in Mioveni / Arges in Romania
How many things from you...,
How many feelings from us.... with many thanks.
Lola Anglada i Sarriera (Barcelona, 1893- Tiana (Maresme), 1984) was a catalan writer and illustrator.
She was born in 1893 in Barcelona, in a family with strong roots in the population of Tiana. She studied in La Llotja de Barcelona with Joan Llaverias and Antoni Utrillo. At the end of WWI she traveled to Paris thanks to a scholarship of the French Government, collaborating with several publishing companies of the French capital, where she correlated with Francesc Macià or Josep Clarà.
Compromised with the democratic values and the catalanist cause, she organized a request of amnesty for the accused of participating in the Plot of Garraf against the king Alfons XIII of Spain.
Recognitions : Appointed adoptive daughter of Tiana, this population has also put her name in the private school of primary of the village. There are also Educational Institutions Lola Anglada in Badalona, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Martorell, Esplugues de Llobregat, Vilafranca del Penedès and Lloret de Mar. Among the 1984 and 2003 the Prize Lola Anglada of brief stories for boys and girls, it was granted in artists by the Terrassa Box and the Town Council of Terrassa.
Montserrat Castillo, who has launched a book about the works of Lola Anglada titled "Lola Anglada o la creació del paradís propi" , conseder that Anglada was marking the literature of 20th century historically, socially and artistically too.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
with the gifts multimplied,
in Greece, in France, in Romania, in Spain
all the best for you!
Easter (=“Pascha” in Greek, “Pasah” in Jewish, which means “Passover” of the Red Sea, free, far away from the Egyptians ) is the biggest celebration of the Orthodox Christians and the one richest in folklore.
The Greek people use the word “Lambrí” (Brightness) for “Pascha” because the day of the resurrection of Christ is a day full of joy and exhilaration.Easter (Pascha) begins on the Saturday of Lazarus (the Saturday before Palm Sunday) with children and their teachers being very happy because they will spend two weeks far from school.
All over the country a plethora of customs and traditions are observed during the week prior to Easter (Holy Week).
The preparations for the celebration of the Resurrection start on Holy Thursday. On that day housewives traditionally prepare tsourekia (sweet buns resembling brioche) and colour eggs with special red dyes.
In the past, people used to place the first red egg on the icon stand of the house in order to cast out evil spirits.
In some villages they used to mark the head and the back of small lambs with the red dye used for the dyeing of the eggs. They also used to keep one of the big round Holy Thursday loaves at the icon stand in order to protect the members of the family from spells. Holy FridayFriday is the most sacred day of the Holy Week, the day of the culmination of the passion of Christ with the deposition from the cross and Christ’s burial.
Because it is a day of mourning, housewives do not do any house chores, avoiding even cooking. Women and children go to church to decorate the Epitaph (Bier of Christ) with flowers they collect or buy.
In the morning of Good Friday, Christ’s Burial is reenacted in church and in the evening the Epitaph procession takes place.
On Easter Saturday morning, preparations start for the festive dinner of the night of the Resurrection and housewives cook “maghiritsa” (a tripe and herbs soup). Shortly before midnight, people gather in church holding white candles which they light with the “Holy Light” distributed by the priest. When the latter hymns “Christ is risen” (Christós Anesti), people exchange wishes and the so-called “Kiss of Love”. With the “Holy Light” of the candles they thrice make the sign of the cross on the door post over the front door of their houses for good luck. Then they allgather around the festively laid table, they crack red eggs and feast on the traditional “maghiritsa”.
On Easter Sunday morning, in many parts of the country lamb is prepared on the spit. In other regions, the meat for the Easter table - lamb or kid - is roasted in the oven.
There is a festive atmosphere everywhere and people eat and dance usually until late into the night.
All over Greece Holy Week and Easter are celebrated in great splendour and devoutness.