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A baker wearing a face mask during the coronavirus crisis stands behind an assortment of Easter 'mones de Pasqua' cakes (by Marina López)

13 April 2020 11:34 AM

Easter Monday: finding alternatives to keep the 'mona' cakes tradition alive in lockdown

Godparents forced to order delivered specialities to godchildren as sales set to drop by half
Two Red Cross volunteers deliver food to a woman unable to leave her home in Blanes, April 9, 2020 (by Aleix Freixas)

11 April 2020 08:37 PM

Volunteering, ventilators, and applause; positivity in the face of lockdown isolation

Despite all the bad news stories that have come out in the last month, there are still some reasons to be optimistic

Visits to allotments are prohibited under confinement rules

04 April 2020 11:35 AM

Movement to remove ban on visiting allotments gains ground

With 17,000 signatures in first 24 hours, food sovereignty petition will formally be presented to Catalan government on Monday

Animal shelters reaching their limit

03 April 2020 01:48 PM

Girona animal shelters 'at the limit' as virus restrictions 'freeze' pet adoptions

Some centers say they have had requests to "rent out dogs" by people looking for an excuse to leave the house during the crisis

Easter during the coronavirus crisis

02 April 2020 12:21 PM

Traditional Easter ‘Mones de Pasqua’ at home during home confinement

Bakeries expect sales of seasonal cakes to fall by half, but around 200 offer home delivery
A volunteer for the Red Cross in Tarragona fills up a shopping cart for a person in a vulnerable situation (by Eloi Tost)

26 March 2020 03:02 PM

Solidarity and community spirit in the time of coronavirus

Fundraising initiatives, volunteering, and daily rounds of applause show people’s best sides in these trying times
A screenshot from the Els Amics de les Arts video instructing people to stay at home during the coronavirus home-confinement (by Els Amics de les Arts)

22 March 2020 10:59 AM

Social media challenges and funny videos keeping Catalan celebrities sane during isolation

Sportspeople and artists are also confined to home, and are finding interesting ways to keep entertained
Calçots being cooked on an open flame in a restaurant in Valls (by Núria Torres)

18 March 2020 10:56 AM

Calçot season abruptly interrupted due to coronavirus

Winter barbecue-style celebrations suspended as farmers estimate that a quarter of such scallions will be lost
More people take to the streets to celebrate Sant Jordi in Tarragona as sun shines (by Eloi Tost)

17 March 2020 07:17 PM

Booksellers postpone traditional Sant Jordi's Day celebrations

Health crisis impacts Catalonia's annual celebration of books and romance on April 23

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