Tuesday, November 1, 2011


In Catalunya on the 1st of November it is the Castanyada. Similar to All soul´s day/Halloween or All Hallows eve, it celebrates the life of the dead. People eat toasted chestnuts, and these can be found being sold on the street almost right up until Christmas from the Castanyada. They also eat Panellets (as pictured) normally a sweet, almondy flavour rich sweet. These ones pictured were given to me by a student of mine for me to try :) How sweet eh?!
Halloween wasn´t ever celebrated, however with the pressure from films and TV (mainly from america and the UK) people are starting to mix the two celebrations.

Just another little insight to my life here in Catalunya! Happy Tuesday folks! x

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