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Christmas 2012

Sábado, 1 Diciembre 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

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Happy Thanksgiving

Domingo, 4 Noviembre 2012

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Halloween 2012

Lunes, 29 Octubre 2012

London 2012

Jueves, 2 Agosto 2012

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games, officially the Games of the XXX Olympiad, also known informally as London 2012, began in London, United Kingdom on 27th July and will continue until 12th August 2012. The first event, the group stages in women’s football, began two days earlier on 25th July. Around 10,500 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) are expected to participate. Following a bid headed by former Olympic champion Lord Coe and the then Mayor of London Ken Livingstone, London was selected as the host city on 6th July 2005 during the 117th IOC Session in Singapore, defeating bids from Moscow, New York City, Madrid and Paris. London is the first city to officially host the modern Olympic Games three times, having previously done so in 1908 and in 1948. Construction in preparation for the Games involved considerable redevelopment, particularly themed towards sustainability.The main focus of this is a new 200-hectare Olympic Park, constructed on a former industrial site at Stratford in the east of London. The Games also make use of venues which were already in place before the bid.

If you want to learn more about it, click on: http://www.london2012.com/  

Spain wins the UEFA Euro 2012

Lunes, 2 Julio 2012

Euro 2012: ‘Great Spain era’, says coach Vicente Del BosqueCoach Vicente del Bosque has hailed Spain’s “great generation of footballers” after their historic win over Italy in the final of Euro 2012. La Roja’s 4-0 victory in Kiev made them the first team to win three successive major international tournaments. “We’re talking about a great generation of footballers,” said Del Bosque. “They know how to play together because they come from a country where they learn to play properly. This is a great era for Spanish football.” Del Bosque the man, the manager

The 61-year-old added: “We have some great lads who play abroad, which was impossible before. We didn’t really have players abroad and now foreign clubs want our players. “To win three titles is almost impossible. Congratulations to the players. “It’s true we were lucky enough to play a great match. Everything worked for us. It was an extraordinary performance against a difficult opponent. “We played our own game. There were no real external influences - we were faithful to what we’ve done in recent years. “I didn’t really want to be the coach who wins but the coach who educates. I want to keep preparing them for the future.” Spain were at their scintillating best as goals from David Silva, Jordi Alba, Fernando Torres - who became the first player to score in two Euros finals - and Juan Mata helped them overpower the Italians by the biggest winning margin in a Euros final. They also retained the crown they first won in Vienna four years ago. Between these two, La Roja have also claimed their first World title in South Africa and have now constructed a compelling case to be classed as the best team in history. Sunday’s victory was also the perfect riposte to the critics who have suggested that Spain have abandoned attacking principles and are not entertaining to watch. Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas told BBC Sport: “It feels really, really amazing. It’s one of the best days of my life. “I don’t think we realise what we’ve done. In time we’ll see. Are we boring? People who think we are boring, I don’t think they understand the game.” Spain captain Iker Casillas, for whom Sunday’s win was his 100th from 137 caps said: “There will always be some criticism as we have set the bar so high. That’s what happens when you come down a step. It’s been four marvellous years. “You might think that a 4-0 margin against Italy means it was easy - but we have been gradually stepping up as the tournament went along. “We did a really good job in defence, but not only defence. We know we have a lot of quality up front. If you can have a clean sheet then it’s easier to score. “It was really important for Fernando [Torres]. I know he hasn’t had his best season. He had some problems and then didn’t play for Chelsea. He scored against Ireland and then he scored again in the final. “Are we the best ever? I don’t know. I think we have to keep winning and win more trophies. When we’re retired in 10 or 15 years then maybe we can look back and say we were really good.” Andres Iniesta was named man of the match and is one of four players - along with Casillas, Sergio Ramos and Xavi - to have started all three final triumphs. “It’s very nice to have this man-of-the-match trophy but it’s especially great to be champions again,” the Barcelona midfielder said. “The team played a great match and all the players were at their top level.” Centre-back Gerard Pique added: “It’s a really special feeling. I think we have to enjoy this moment. This team is making history but we have to keep going and keep working hard. “There is a World Cup in two years. We’re going to enjoy this moment and then keep going.”   

 “We’ve seen a masterclass. Spain have been the best team in the world for the last four or five years. Italy gave a lot of effort, but unfortunately they’d played too many hard games. They felt the pace and Spain, with that superior technique and movement and talent on the ball have run out easy winners. The Spanish have been criticised but they are the best team in the world.” (Text from BBC Sport)

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012

Miércoles, 6 Junio 2012

 

   

The Diamond Jubilee takes place in 2012, marking 60 years of The Queen’s reign. The Queen came to the throne on 6th February 1952 (her Coronation took place on 2nd June 1953).

Buckingham Palace is responsible for coordinating the events of the Diamond Jubilee central weekend (2nd–5th June 2012), as well as for organising The Queen’s programme in her Diamond Jubilee year.

If you want to learn more about it, click on: http://www.thediamondjubilee.org/

23rd April

Viernes, 20 Abril 2012

 The International Day of the Book.

Holy Week in Spain

Lunes, 2 Abril 2012

   

HOLY WEEK IN SPAIN

Semana Santa

Spain celebrates Easter Week much more than most European countries. During the whole of Semana Santa, (Holy Week), street processions are organised in most Spanish towns each evening, from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday.

People carry statues of saints around on floats or wooden platforms and the Easter week processions end with Easter Sunday, a day full of light and colour when church and cathedral bells are heard ringing throughout the country.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          

In some of the processions, marchers wear clothes reminiscent of the klu klux klan. In fact their clothes are meant to depict the “Nazarenos”, people from Nazareth. The religious fraternities and brotherhoods are responsible for carrying the statues and organising the penitents and musicians. The “Nazarenos” follow the people who carry the floats bearing sculptures and models of biblical scenes.

                                                                                                                          

The people who carry the weight of the floats are called “costaleros” and are expected to carry these “thrones” with solemnity and grace. They use a small cushion, “costal” to protect themselves from getting sores from the wood rubbing against their skin during the long processions.  

                                                                                                                                                                                

  

  

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Carnival

Martes, 14 Febrero 2012

Saint Valentine’s Day

Miércoles, 1 Febrero 2012