Diada of Catalunya 2013

Every September 11 marks the National Day of Catalonia, a festival popularly known by the name of Diada.

La Diada de Cataluña 2013 - Casa Tortilla Barcelona Blog

The history of Diada begins 11 September 1714, when, after several months of resistance, Barcelona falls soto the Bourbon troops during the War of the Spanish Succession. Catalunya lost its national rights, forbidden further demonstration of their language and culture, and abolished all the Catalan institutions. This situation lasted until the Second Republic (1936-1939), when Catalunya has established a Statute of Autonomy and recovered some of its freedom.

La Diada de Cataluña 2013 - Casa Tortilla Barcelona Blog

La Diada de Cataluña 2013 - Casa Tortilla Barcelona Blog

In 1980 the Catalan Parliament has established this day as National Day. Since then, every September 11th we celebrate the historic defeat and the loss of the institutions and civil liberties, with concerts, gifts, and with the aim of claiming the freedom and identity of Catalunya. Read also our article of Diada 2012

Born Cultural Center: a must
Also this year, on the occasion of the celebrations for September 11 will open the Cultural Center of the Born. This was announced by the mayor of Barcelona – Xavier Trias – during a visit to the work of the center. A total of 12 euro 84 million, more than 1.2 million annual maintenance are the numbers from the center convertido mercado generally to the cultural center. It is one of the most anticipated cultural projects in Barcelona, ​​built by the archaeological remains of the city destroyed by the Bourbon troops in 1714, the Cultural Center of the Born will be a center for the spread of thinking about the past, present and future of the city.
Soon will be converted into one of the most important symbols of the city. A must.

This is the video presentation

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La Diada de Cataluña 2013 - Casa Tortilla Barcelona Blog

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