Día de la comunitat Valenciana
- July 1, 2014
-- Valencia (http://www.visitvalencia.com/
en/home), 16.06.14. 9th
of October is the Valencia Community (http://en.wikipedia.org/
Community) great day, which people celebrate the victory of Jaime I against Muslims. The acts which are celebrated in Valencia during this day are so diverse, and the students of a Spanish language school will be able to celebrate it with Valencia people whilst they learn Spanish.
Everything starts on the 8th
of October, when a concert and a firework festival are celebrated in the old River Turia channel, to start the festivity. The next day, the Procession of the Real Senyera
, the Valencia flag, takes place. In first place, the Senyera
is descended from the City Council balcony, and after it departs on procession to the cathedral, then to the Alfonso el Magnánimo Square, where a flower offering to the Jaime I statue is realized, and finally back to the City Council Square, where a Mascletà
takes place. The students of Spanish have the perfect opportunity to practise what they have learnt in their course of Spanish while they enjoy the city traditions.
In the afternoon the acts become more popular, with a popular dansà
(a dance) in the Plaza de la Virgen. The most exciting and spectacular act of the day is the Entrada de Moros y Cristianos
(a representation of the battle between Muslims and Catholics), which is part of the festivity since 2003. This procession takes around 5 hours and fulfils the city with music and colour, going through the city centre streets. This can be one of the best moments for the students od a Spanish language school to entertain themselves and enjoy the funniest part of the festival with their friends and classmates, complementing their course of Spanish with this lively sign of the Valencia culture.Moros y Cristianos (https://www.google.es/search?q=Los+Moros+y+Cristianos&...)
represent the battles between Muslims and Catholics during the conquest of the Valencia Kingdom by Jaime I. That’s why they are not only typical of the city of Valencia, but also lots of towns in the community celebrate them. Whilst they enjoy their language stay, the students who come to Valencia to learn Spanish will be able to take part on this awesome festivity with all Valencia people.
Costa de Valencia, Spanish language school (http://www.costadevalencia.com/en/1-learn-spanish-spain/1...
), offers its students the opportunity of celebrating this festival as any other Valencia people, learning a little bit more about the culture of Valencia, and overall practicing everything they have learnt in their course of Spanish in a warm and festive atmosphere.