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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

Volunteer network delivers food during coronavirus crisis

17 March 2020 12:52 PM

Barcelona shops set up network to get supplies to at-risk customers

Businesses in two city center neighborhoods launch scheme in which volunteers safely deliver shopping to people confined to their homes

Happy birthday to Catalonia's oldest person

04 March 2020 06:36 PM

Oldest person in Catalonia celebrates 113th birthday

"For her, it's as if the years don't pass by," says head of Olot nursing home where Maria Branyas has lived for past 20 years

Experiences learning Catalan as a foreign language

21 February 2020 01:23 PM

What's the point in learning Catalan?

Catalan News talks to a number of Catalan-speaking foreign residents who share their thoughts on learning the language
Children in Tarragona demonstrate with banner: 'For a country for all, school in Catalan' (by R. Segura)

19 February 2020 06:26 PM

Catalan idioms, a tough nut to crack

The weird and wonderful expressions pose a challenge to any language learner but one well worth the effort 

A packet of Catalan language exams wrapped in plastic packaging (by Elisenda Rosanas)

17 February 2020 07:39 PM

The Catalan language: the soul of Catalonia

If you wonder where and when it came from, how many people speak it, and where you can learn it, then read on
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