What is La Diada?
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On Tuesday, September 11, 2012, people across the province of Catalonia will celebrate La Diada.

Do a web search on this Catalan public holiday and answer the following questions on this blog:

  • What is La Diada?
  • What do people traditionally do on this public holiday?
  • Two flags are traditionally seen on La Diada (see below). What are their names in Catalan and what is the difference between them?
  • PREDICT: What connections do you think there may be with La Diada and the American Revolution which we will study this year?

Thank you!

-Mr. Hendricks

Catalan Flag #1

Catalan Flag #2

jordi
10/9/2012 22:59:05

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Mr. Hendricks
11/9/2012 18:55:52

Dear Jordi,

Silence is powerful. But I need words on this blog.

Mr. Hendricks

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JORDI
13/9/2012 05:28:01


DIADA OF CATALONIA

What is La Diada?
Is the national day of Catalonia. It commemorates the defeat of the Catalan troops during the war of the Spanish Succession,(troop of the Philip V of Spain on 11 September 1714).
The holiday was officially reinstated in 1980 by the autonomus governing body of Catalonia the Generalitat de Catalonia.

What do people traditionally do on this public holiday?
Independentist organizations and political parties traditionally lay floral offerings at the monuments of the leaders of the defense of the city Rafael Casanova and General Moragues for their fight against the king Philip V of Spain.
Also is traditionally that they go to walk with a torches on the Fossar de les Moreres.
Some peoples put out their flags on their balcony.

Two flags are traditionally seen on La Diada . What are their names in Catalan and what is the difference between them?

Senyera


Estelada

The difference between the senyera and estelada is that the Senyera is the flag of Catalonia, and Estalada is the flag of Catalans people that are Independents.





What connections do you think there may be with La Diada and the American Revolution which?

Catalonia and American Revolution the two of them wanted to be independents. The two of them were fighting to be independents.

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Francesca Jones
11/9/2012 01:24:32

1 and 2 : La Diada is the national day of Catalonia. On this day, protests take place for freedom for the `state´ of Catalonia. They also celebrate the fact that they are Catalan, and that it is an honour.

3. The first flag is the traditional Catalan flag and this is the one that is used in Spain because at the moment it is part of Catalonia. The second flag is the flag that is used by people that protest against Catalonia being a part of Spain, used by people that want independence.

PREDICT : I think the connection between La Diada and The American Revolution is that at this time, people would protest for freedom and independence.

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Mr. Hendricks
11/9/2012 05:22:22

Excellent work, Francesca!

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Mr. Hendricks
11/9/2012 18:57:43

Dear Francesca,

Don't forget the names to the flags.

Thanks!

Mr. Hendricks

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Francesca
11/9/2012 19:15:52

Question 3: There are two flags that are used to represent Catalonia. The traditional one is ' The Senyera '. This flag just has consecutive lines, positioned horizontally, and are the colour yellow to red. The second flag is called ' The Estelada ' , this flag is used by people protesting for the independence of Catalonia. The flag includes a star that is surrounded by a blue background. But it still includes yellow and red lines, horizontally placed.

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Lauren
12/9/2012 04:41:39

Question 1and 2: La Diada is a national celebration of Catalonia. On this day people protest for Catalonia's freedom from Spain. They also march to show they are proud of being Catalan.

Question 3: There are two flags named The Senyera and The Estalada
used to represent Catalonia. The Senyera has five yellow lines and four red lines. The Estalada has the same five yellow lines and four red lines but it also has a blue triangle with the star inside. This flag is seen more in protests.

Predict: I predict the relationship between La Diada and The American Revolution is that many people in those times rebelled for freedom.

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kuzey
12/9/2012 04:57:32

La Diada is the national day of catalonia ,they celebrate it every 11 th of september ,they do holiday since 1980 .They march and put some flowers to the monuments.
There are ones without stars called'' la senyera '' whıch means Catalonia is apart of Spain..The flag with the star name is''estalades''whıch is used by the people that they ask for ındependence .People ask for freedom economıcally and they want to obey the laws of their goverment.

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13/9/2012 01:20:19

1: La Diada is the national day of catalonia and is a public holiday

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anonononononmosseeeee ebahahahahahahahahahahaha lol jokes
16/9/2012 03:02:13

Q2. they march to show how proud that are on this day
Q3 The two flags are named The Senyera and the other flag is named The Estalada these two are used to represent Catalonia The Senyera has five yellow lines and four red lines. The Estalada is the same but with a blue triangle with a star inside it.

Prediction: i recon there is a connection because there is lots of protection and fighting and maybe in the government there will be a lot of changing by protesters.

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Dinks
19/9/2012 05:05:29

I like the info. I also like the creativity and the language used, such as "i recon." Muy bien!!!

Smiffy
13/9/2012 05:58:44

Q1:La Diada is a celebration about the day that Catalonia became a part of Spain. It was in 1714 that the Catalans finally surrendered from the battle and they suffered a loss of national liberty

Q2:People generally hold many events, such as:
1:Organizations and partys were people lay wreaths and flowers on catalan monuments and statues of Catalan heroes
2:Meetings are held for soldiers that fought for barcelona during the war.
3:Concerts with modern traditional music, private partys, protesting in the city and much much more.

Q3:There are two traditional flags of Catalan, one of them is called
' Senyera ' and it has just plain horizontal lines that are are yellow and red. The second flag is called ' Esteladas ' which has horizontal lines which are red and yellow and at the end of the flag is a blue triangle with a white star.

Thank you for reading my blog comment and I hope you have enjoyed.

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Gott
19/9/2012 05:09:38

Wow that was . . . Amazing!!!! That was very descriptive and interesting. Smiffy I loved your writing. I enjoyed it greatly.

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Alikhan
14/9/2012 05:40:07

They have 2 flags
Every year of 11 of septeber they have holliday

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Marc
14/9/2012 21:19:49

Q1-2:
"la Diada de Catalunya" is a national holiday of Catalonia, and catalan people celebrate that the september 11th of 1714 they lost a war .
From 1976 each day of "La Diada" people do a demonstration to protest for the freedom and independence of Catalonia.
Q3:
Catalan flag#1 is called "La senyera" and are 4 red and 5 yellow consecutive lines. The catalan flag#2 is called "La Estelada" and is the same flag but with a star at the top with a blue background, and it's the catalan flag for the people that fight for the independence of Catalonia.
last but not least, the predict:
I think that the connection between the American Revolution and "La Diada" is that both fight for the freedom and independence of their countries

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KRISTINA
15/9/2012 20:20:31

la diada is a tipical day in Catalonia that the catalans go to plaza Catalonia to tell the governs that they want to separate from spain
picture 1: is the tipical flag from Catalonia ..the flag is called " La senyera
picture 2: is the tipical flag of the catalans that want to separate from spain la estalada.the flag is called "La estelada"

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16/9/2012 02:58:45

Question 1:What is La Diada?
Answer: La Diada is the National Day of Catalonia ( 11 September), an independent community of the Spanish State.

Question 2: What do people traditionnal do on this public holiday?
Answer: The people and political parties give flowers to the monuments of Rafael Casanova and Josep Moragues. The main festivities are celebrated in Ciutadella Park. Music, catalan personnalities meet to celebrate this special day. Dueing the celebration la Sanyera (Catalan flag) can be seen hanging from balcinies and the Catalan National anthem " El Segadors"can be heard.

Question 3: Two flags are traditionnaly seen on La Diada. What are their name in catalan and the difference between them?
Answer: La Senyera is the name in catalan of the catalan flag. It means "signal flag" There are a few different things in the official flags. One has the star (the independent flag). The other without a star, is the autonomist.

Question 4:Predict:Connections with La Diada and the American Revolution which we will study?
Answer: The main connection is certainly the aspiration of the citizens of these 2 countries to become politically independent.
La Diada in Catalonia is the political symbol of this objective and the American Revolution represented the movement of Independence of the United States. All these two, based in a democratic political system.


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Lauren. T
17/9/2012 15:34:20

What is La Diada?
La Diada is Catalan National Day. 11th September is a holiday special to Catalonia. La Diada is celebrated because a victory was taken place. In 1714 the Catalans decided to surrender in a war with central Spain and lost great amount of national liberty.
What do people traditionally do on this public holiday?
On La Diada people like to do some traditional things, such as:
Lay flowers and wreaths at monuments to Catalan heroes, Political demonstrations, Concerts playing traditional and modern music.

Two flags are traditionally seen on La Diada. What are their names in Catalan and what is the difference between them?
The first flag is the traditional flag, called Senyera.
The second flag is the protest flag, called Estelada.

PREDICT: What connections do you think there may be with La Diada and the American Revolution which we will study this year?
I think that they will both be similar because theyfboth fought for what they think is right.

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Christopher
19/9/2012 01:28:44

What is la Diada ?
La Diada is de national day of catalonia (11 September )
Independentist organizations and political parties traditionally lay floral offerings at the monuments of the leaders.

Rafael Casanova and general moragues for their fight against the king philip V of spain.

What do people traditionally do on this public holiday?
Spain on a public holiday can be a lonely place shops close,transport is almost non existen.
Sunday's in general are also a bad time to get anything done in Spain.
Most regions are more relaxed reading sunday opening in dicember.

Question 3?
The flag of Catalina is called la se year, is a vex illogical symbol based on the heraldic emblem of counts of Barcelona and the coat of arms arms of the crown of a dragon which consist of four red stripes on a golden background. It's an official symbol since the statute of Catalonia of 1932


Predict the connection may be that each country wants his independence


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JORDI
22/9/2012 06:58:51



Dear: Mr. Lee Hendricks
I am Jordi Ferrer Ramos. My nationality is Spanish, and I am 12 years old, moreover my birthday is in the 10th of December. I have studied, history five years in the British School of Barcelona, and now I am starting a new year in the ESIS, where history is included and studied as a subject.
My two historical question that I would like to know the answer are this; “How many presidents have there been in the history of the United States?
Why is Barack Obama the president of United Estates instead of anyone else?”


SINCERALY, Jordi Ferrer

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