LA CASTANYADA FESTIVITY
In Catalonia, on 31st October we celebrate La Castanyada. This festival involves eating roasted chestnuts (usually wrapped in old newspapers) and panellets (almond pastries specially cooked for this festival). Our students make delicious panellets!
The festival is usually depicted with the figure of la castanyera: an old lady, dressed in peasant's clothing and wearing a headscarf, sitting behind a table, roasting chestnuts for street sale
In our school, moreover, in the morning we usually hold a make-up workshop and our libray coordinator, Blas, explanis some stories and tales to all students. In the afternoon, we gather at the playground to eat some roasted chestnuts, listen to some songs that talk about this old lady (la castanyera) and autumn.
Would you like to see our students celebrating it? Have a look...
The students from our school visited Bailovo, a little village in Sredna gora Mountains. Elin Pelin - one of the most famous Bulgarian writers - was born there.
We visited the house where Elin Pelin was born. It is a museum now.
It is a project, which is in our republic with quote: "I help, because I want to!" It takes 72 hours. People - students help people. Our 6th class visited the Children's home, where there are abandoned children.They raked leaves, collected apples and played football. And our 9th class created a funny day - full of games for kindergarten.
Our school organized charity event ‘Kindness Day’. Students wore costumes, wigs, big sunglasses, hats and they were taken funny photos. They could donate some money and then they received the leaves. Students wrote some nice wishes ‘Have a nice day’ or ‘I like you’ ’for other students on the leaves and they hung the leaves on the ‘Kindness Tree’. Students raised some money for an ill child.